Japan gov't website hit by cyberattack, pro-Russia group claims role

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The Japanese government's web portal e-Gov was hit by a cyberattack and became inaccessible Tuesday, its cybersecurity response center said, with a pro-Russian hacker group appearing to claim responsibility for the incident. According to the National Center of Incident Readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity, the website came under the so-called DDoS attack and became inaccessible from around 4:30 p.m. and remained disrupted until night. The pro-Russian hacker group Killnet posted a message on the Telegram messaging app claiming it had carried out the attack.

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