Ministry of Education Website Hacked

Taiwan’s Ministry of Education website is unavailable at the time of writing due to a hack by a group calling themselves ‘Anonymous Asia’. The English language version residing on the subdomain http://english.moe.gov.tw/ appears to be operating as normal.

The ministry’s information division has stated that the hacks began Friday July 31, with another wave of attacks on August 1.

Anonymous’ Asia division posted the website on their facebook page with the designation ‘Target’. One member, Anonymous31 stated (translated from Chinese) “It is time to stand up and guard Taiwan, guard our children, fine-tuning is the beginning of brainwashing education today, Taiwan today, Hong Kong tomorrow, defending their own national culture…”

A webpage placed by Anonymous Asia after hacking the MOE website.
Anonymous Asia replaced Taiwan’s MOE homepage with this one. Since then, the anonymous page has been taken down, but at the time of writing, the homepage is not available.
Two young men wearing guy fawkes masks support student protesters in Taiwan
People masked as anonymous show their support for the Black Box Student Movement in Taipei, Taiwan August 1, 2015

Sources: China Times, ET Today

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