By: Milly Lin and Lilian Wu
Taipei, Aug. 3 (CNA) The official website of the Ministry of Economic Affairs was one of
several official websites that was hacked into and temporarily knocked out of service early Monday morning.
Hacker group Anonymous Asia launched its third wave of attacks in four days in what it claimed was a move to show solidarity with Taiwanese students protesting changes made to the guidelines for Taiwan’s high school history curriculum.
Some of the protesting students have occupied the front courtyard of the Ministry of Education complex since Friday.
The organization launched a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack — referring to crashing a website by overwhelming it with traffic — on the official websites of the ruling Kuomintang (KMT), the New Party, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and the KMT’s Taipei chapter, paralyzing the web sites for more than one hour. [FULL STORY]