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 location was attacked round 5 p.m., based on the assertion, a number of hours earlier than Ms. Pelosi’s touchdown. The location’s visitors shot as much as 200 instances 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 have been fastened, based on the assertion.
Traditionally, Taiwanese web sites — notably these of the governing Democratic Progressive Social gathering — have been focused by Chinese language hackers throughout important moments, like elections and crises. Though it’s not 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 precipitated that outage.
A spokesman for the Presidential Workplace stated it could proceed to strengthen its monitoring and make sure the safety and secure operation of main infrastructure within the face of the “continued compound info operations by overseas forces.”