The official web site of Taiwan’s presidential workplace skilled an abroad cyberattack on Tuesday earlier than a go to of Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan, the workplace mentioned in an announcement.
The website was attacked round 5 p.m., based on the assertion, a number of hours earlier than Ms. Pelosi’s touchdown. The website’s site visitors shot as much as 200 occasions that of a standard day, making the web site unable to show any content material for 20 minutes.
It resumed regular operation after the issues have been mounted, based on the assertion.
Historically, Taiwanese web sites — notably these of the governing Democratic Progressive Party — have been focused by Chinese hackers throughout important moments, like elections and crises. Although it isn’t clear whether or not the outages have been related to Ms. Pelosi’s journey, analysts have warned that cyberattacks might accompany different makes an attempt by China to sign its displeasure over the go to.
Late Tuesday, the primary portal web site for Taiwan’s authorities additionally seemed to be down, though it was not instantly clear what had triggered that outage.
A spokesman for the Presidential Office mentioned it could proceed to strengthen its monitoring and guarantee the safety and secure operation of main infrastructure in the face of the “continued compound information operations by foreign forces.”