Hawaii’s Thirty Meter Telescope Website Suffers Temporary Disruption From Cyberattack

April 27, 2015 7:48 AM

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Hawaii’s Thirty Meter Telescope Website Suffers Temporary Disruption From Cyberattack

The main website of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), the organization trying to build one of the world's largest telescopes on the peak of Mauna Kea on Hawaii's Big Island, was temporarily disrupted by a cyberattack on Sunday, authorities reportedly said. The website, which was running normally by Sunday evening, was down for about two hours.

Thirty Meter Telescope spokeswoman Caroline Witherspoon confirmed the cyberattack, but could not say who was responsible. However, a site called Operation Green Rights, which claims to be linked to the hacker group Anonymous, posted images on its page Sunday claiming responsibility for the attack.

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