Taiwan will establish a digital ministry and use Web 3.0 to combat Chinese cyberattacks

In the midst of growing tensions between China and Taiwan, Taiwan’s Ministry of Digital Affairs will formally start on August 27, with information security and Web 3.0 technologies as its primary priority areas to guard against Chinese assaults.

On Saturday, the new ministry will be responsible for policies regarding information, telecommunications, communications, information security, and the internet.

Minister Without Responsibility In a recent interview with the Liberty Times, Audrey Tang, who has been nominated to lead the new ministry, said that it has incorporated InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) technology to enhance its cybersecurity capabilities.

The information war between China and Taiwan seems to have spread into the Web3 area, where decentralized networks such as InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) have proven effective against distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) assaults.

Tang said that the ministry is constructing its website on the IPFS, which has a strange URL — “ipns:/moda.gov.tw” — and feeds snapshots of the site to standard content delivery networks using the HTTPS protocol.

Beijing has regularly targeted Taiwan with cyberattacks, notably since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit earlier this month. On the day of Pelosi’s visit, Reuters reported, quoting Tang, that cyberattacks on Taiwanese government entities exceeded 15,000 gigabits, 23 times the previous daily record.

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