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Hacker group attacks Japan’s government websites

Websites of the Ministry of Finance of Japan and Japanese parliament websites suffered cyber attacks on Monday. Access to them is intermittent, reports TASS.  

The international group of hackers Anonymous assumed responsibility for the attacks, but Japanese law enforcement authorities are currently checking this information.

The official page of the Ministry of Health was also under attack. Japanese official agencies are under threat by Anonymous. Police headquarters website was not functioning for several hours, and Tokyo's Narita Airport’s electronic portal was also under attack.

Earlier, the government adopted a new action plan to strengthen cybersecurity. Chief Cabinet Secretary Esihide Suga, who also heads the strategic headquarters for cyber security, stressed the need to work in this direction in the run-up to the May summit "Seven" in Mie Prefecture, as well as the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

In addition, this year, the Japanese government will increase the number and scope of trainings to combat hacker attacks. Every year it is planned to organize up to 10 trainings, which will involve the employees of the ministries and government agencies, and regional administrations. Each training will be involve about 2 million people. For comparison, only 300 people are currently involved in such events.

In preparation for the Olympics, Japanese experts will improve security to counter hacker attacks on computer servers and websites selling tickets for events.

A hacker group is stepping up attacks on the websites of Japanese institutions in protest against the country’s whale hunting.



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