Health Ministry website reopens

     The website of Japan’s health ministry has reopened after being inaccessible for more than 15 hours.      The website went down at around 9:30 on Monday evening. It resumed service at 12:48 PM on Tuesday.      A person claiming to be a member of the international hacker group Anonymous posted a…

Japan’s health ministry website downed

The website of Japan’s health ministry has been disrupted since Monday night.      Ministry officials say the website became inaccessible at around 9:30 PM.      They say they were also prevented from sending or receiving e-mails through their system for about 4 hours through early Tuesday morning.      About 30 minutes after…

Japan to strengthen cybersecurity

The Japanese government has approved a new plan to strengthen its cybersecurity. Members of the government’s Cybersecurity Strategic Headquarters met at the prime minister’s office on Monday. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, who chairs the headquarters, stressed the need to strengthen Japan’s measures against cyber-attacks ahead of the Ise-Shima G-7 summit in May and the…

Access to Narita Airport website disrupted

     The operator of Narita Airport, outside Tokyo, suspects its website has been hit by a cyber-attack. The site has suffered intermittent disruption.      Officials at the airport say access to the site has been disrupted since Friday evening.      Officials say the site temporarily experienced heavier traffic than normal.    …

Tunisia declares curfew after days of violent protests

     Protests over unemployment rates and the economy had intensified and spread to several cities including the capital. Tunisia has declared a nationwide curfew after days of protests and rioting over jobs and economic conditions, the interior ministry announced  . Protests over unemployment in the country, which started in the western Kasserine province, intensified and spread…

Blast in Cairo suburb kills at least 6

     A bomb blast has killed at least six people and wounded 13 in a suburb of Cairo, Egypt. The bomb exploded when police officers raided an apartment.      The Interior Ministry says police officers were raiding the building where a suspected hideout of the Islamist group, the Muslim Brotherhood, was located. The…