Presidential Office website returns to normal service after cyber attack

08/02/2022 10:00 PM
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Taipei, Aug. 2 (CNA) The website of Taiwan's Presidential Office has returned to normal service after being temporarily taken offline following an overseas cyber attack earlier Tuesday, according to Presidential Office Spokesperson Xavier Chang (張惇涵).

The website was hit by distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks with 200-times the regular incoming traffic, starting at around 5:15 p.m., preventing the site from functioning normally, Chang said.

However, the website was brought back online within 20 minutes after the problem was fixed, he explained.

In the face of increased compound information warfare waged by "overseas forces," government agencies at all levels have begun to step up oversight and reinforce infrastructure, to safeguard the country's information and communication security, Chang said.

The incident came hours before an expected visit by United States House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan.

(By Flor Wang)

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