http://mdn.mainichi.co.jp/news/20030323p2a00m0fp009000c.html Mainichi Shimbun March 23, 2003 Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Takeo Hiranuma has urged Japanese companies and individuals to be on their guard against antiwar hackers who may try to penetrate their computer systems. Since the U.S. opened hostilities against Iraq, hackers have targeted U.S. government websites and a site belonging to the U.S. Navy, filling them with anti-American statements or slogans deriding U.S. President George W Bush. Hiranuma warned that Japan could be targeted because of its strong support for the U.S.-led attempt to rid the world of the threat of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. "As of this moment, however, we have not heard of any reports of Japanese sites being attacked," a spokesman for the ministry said Sunday. Ministry officials are urging all those responsible for maintaining a website to be on the alert for possible attempts at hacking. Over 1,000 hacking attempts have been reported on U.S. government sites since the war began on Thursday Japan time. - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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