Taiwan’s Presidential website and several websites run by the government of Taiwan were disrupted by distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks hours before United States Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to mainland China.
According to NBC News Report, the attacks hit four websites, those of President Tsai Ing-wen, the National Defense Ministry, the Foreign Affairs Ministry, and the country’s largest airport, Taiwan Taoyuan International (where Pelosi’s plane landed).
DDoS Attacks on the Websites
Hackers direct large groups of computers to visit websites at the same time to overwhelm them with traffic and render them inaccessible. The DDoS type attacks are difficult to detect but require minimal skill or infrastructure to conduct the attack. These types of attacks do not do any permanent damage, say the experts.
A spokesperson for Tsai said on Facebook that the president’s website had been the victim of a DDoS attack. Doug Madory ...
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