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 stated in an announcement.
The positioning was attacked round 5 p.m., in accordance with the assertion, a number of hours earlier than Ms. Pelosi’s touchdown. The positioning’s site visitors shot as much as 200 occasions that of a traditional day, making the web site unable to show any content material for 20 minutes.
It resumed regular operation after the issues had been mounted, in accordance with the assertion.
Traditionally, Taiwanese web sites — significantly these of the governing Democratic Progressive Social gathering — have been focused by Chinese language hackers throughout vital moments, like elections and crises. Though it’s not clear whether or not the outages had 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 brought on that outage.
A spokesman for the Presidential Workplace stated it might proceed to strengthen its monitoring and make sure the safety and steady operation of main infrastructure within the face of the “continued compound data operations by overseas forces.”