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Unswerving cyclist
14 Mar 2002
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The e-Gov website of the Digital Agency, of the Tokyo and Osaka Metro companies, and several websites related to ministries were partly inaccessible on Tuesday and Wednesday due to cyberattacks believed to be carried out by a Russia-linked group known as Killnet.


The attacks, which may have been perpetrated by Killnet, come a day after the group claimed responsibility for assaults on Japanese government websites. At around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Killnet wrote on messaging app Telegram that it had declared war against what it called Japan's anti-Russian campaign, and also uploaded a video. Shortly after at around 7 p.m., the group posted again claiming it would stop Tokyo's subway network. The latest disruption appears to have been caused by another DDoS attack, in which a network is overwhelmed by hackers sending floods of data from multiple sources over a short period.

Kicking the samurai. :LOL:

Access to 23 websites across four government ministries was disrupted, Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno told a Wednesday press conference. He also noted that the websites had returned to functionality and no data leaks had been confirmed at the time. On Tuesday, Killnet posted on its Telegram claiming responsibility for the attacks and appeared to write that it was revolting against Japan's "militarism" and kicking the samurai.


Uncle Frank

21 May 2003
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Maybe I should stop picking on our Russian bot , LOL. The grapevine says Iran has a group of nasty hackers that are being very active.
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