Courtesy Thirty Meter Telescope
The website for the Thirty Meter Telescope project in Hawaii continues to be victim to a denial of service attack this week, officials confirmed Tuesday.
Anonymous, which runs a blog entitled Operation Green Rights, claimed responsibility for the attack on tmt.org and portal.ehawaii.gov on Sunday, protesting the planned $1.4 billion observatory project on Mauna Kea on the Big Island.
TMT Observatory Corp. Hawaii Community Affairs Manager Sandra Dawson said the denial of service attack has interrupted the site on and off since Sunday.
“It is still under attack — that hasn’t stopped, but we’re fending it off,” she told PBN. “Most of the time you can still get on the site. we’ve taken a lot of measures so you can get in, and we’ve gotten more successful in fending it off. We haven’t had complaints.”
The security operation center has begun an investigation of the state government website attack as well.
Lorin Eleni Gill covers health care, nonprofits and the University of Hawaii for Pacific Business News.