Protesters Hacked Japanese Government’s Website Added: Saturday, December 12th, 2015
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Hackers have claimed to have taken offline the website of the Japanese prime minister in protest at Japan’s decision to resume its whaling program in the Southern ocean. The claim was tweeted and accompanied by a screenshot showing that connections to the website were not working. However, the website went back online soon. The government’s spokesman acknowledged that the website had been taken down for a while.
In the meantime, Anonymous announced on Twitter that the group had not been responsible for the attack on the Japan’s site. Apparently, the action was taken by a sympathizer, operating under the Anonymous umbrella. At the same time, Anonymous claimed responsibility for previous attacks on the country’s websites in protest at the country’s whaling program. Besides, the hacking collective was also linked to recent hacks against 5 government websites in Iceland in protest at its whaling activities.
It should be noted that Japan prompted anger when its whaling fleet left port for the Antarctic, where it is going to kill hundreds of whales for “scientific research”. The local fisheries agency said the fleet would conduct “lethal research” – despite a UN court decision in 2014 that the hunts were a cover for commercial whaling and have no proven scientific merit. The United Nations called for the hunts to be stopped immediately. In the meantime, Australia and New Zealand led an international protest against the resumption of the slaughter in the Southern ocean, which Japan does not recognize as whales sanctuary.
According to New Zealand, a “strong” letter of protest urging Japan not to go ahead with the slaughter of whales had been delivered to Japan’s government signed by 33 countries, including the United States and EU member states.
Saturday, December 12th, 2015
|Thank you Sam for this article.|
|Some one should "research vessel rapid-depressurization by torpedo" - since they dont like to listen to anyone else, why not play by there rules.|
|posted by (2015-12-13 07:53:22)|
|conduct medical research on japans whalers||
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