Want China Times
By: Staff Reporter
The Asian branch of the international network of activist and hacktivist entities known as
Anonymous has warned that its crippling of several Taiwanese government websites on Saturday is “just the beginning.”
Anonymous Asia boasted about its conquests on an official Facebook page throughout Saturday, posting screen shots showing that it had shut down the websites of Taiwan’s Ministry of Education, Office of the President, National Academy of Education Research, and Ministry of National Defense. Later, seemingly at the request of a netizen, it also crashed the website of CTiTV, a television network under the Want Want China Times Group.
The hacks have been described as a series of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, which involve flooding websites using many devices and multiple internet connections, often distributed globally into a “zombie army” referred to as a botnet. [FULL STORY]