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Cyberattacks suspected on Defense Ministry, police agency websites




Cyberattacks suspected on Defense Ministry, police agency websites
Cyberattacks suspected on Defense Ministry, police agency websites



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http://www.japantoday.com/category/crime/view/cyberattacks-suspected-on-defense-ministry-police-agency-websites 

Japan Today
19th September 2010

TOKYO -- The Defense Ministry and the National Police Agency possibly 
came under cyberattacks between Wednesday and Friday as it temporarily 
became difficult for people to access their websites, government 
officials said.

The government is looking into the attacks given that a hackers=E2=80=99 group 
viewed as the largest in China has said it will attack Japanese 
government websites through Saturday in protest over Tokyo=E2=80=99s handling of 
the collisions last week between a Chinese fishing boat and Japan Coast 
Guard patrol boats near disputed East China Sea islands.

The method of attack is believed to be the so-called distributed denial 
of service attacks in which hackers send massive data to a target 
website and make it unable to respond or function promptly, the official 
said.

The Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry and the Education, 
Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Ministry have called on 
municipal governments and public universities across Japan to increase 
surveillance of their websites and check their responses in case hackers 
launch an attack on their sites.

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