Hackers target Japanese govt. websites
Jun. 26, 2012
Japanese government websites have been targeted by hackers. An international hacking group, Anonymous, had earlier threatened to attack official sites.
The Finance Ministry says it shut down part of its website on Tuesday after the content was tampered with.
The altered page carried a photo of an overseas protest rally and a superimposed message opposing the restart of a nuclear power plant in Japan. A statement by Anonymous also appeared on the site.
The hackers’ group released a statement on Monday protesting Japan’s new copyright protection law and threatened to attack government websites.
h/t ‘Anonymous’ tip
Published: June 27th, 2012 at 3:24 am ET