‘Honker Union’ sniffs 270 hacktivism targets

Infamous Chinese hacktivist group Honker Union has shortlisted a whopping 270 Japanese targets for attack today – the anniversary of the Manchurian Incident, which was the precursor to the Japanese invasion of China.

The group singled out Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Prime Minister’s Office and other ministries, agencies, local government and media organisations on a bulletin board notice seen by NHK.

The Chinese hacktivists have previous when it comes to launching online attacks against Japanese targets.

Around the same time last year, they launched DDoS attacks on at least 19 government sites including the Defence ministry and Internal Affairs and Communications ministry, and defaced others – including the web site of the Supreme Court – with the Chinese flag.

SOURCE: theregister.co.uk

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