Taiwan’s presidential website hit by cyberattack ahead of Nancy Pelosi’s visit

More than 300,000 people watched the trajectory excitedly The US Air Force plane carrying Nancy Pelosi on her Asia trip was reportedly the victim of an apparent cyberattack, according to the Taiwan President’s website . In a sighted by Taiwan presidential spokesman Chang Tun-Han said a distributed denial-of-service attack paralyzed the site early Tuesday night.

According to Tun-Han, the attack took place outside of Taiwan and resulted in the website being bombarded with more than 200 times the traffic it normally sees. They claim the site returned to normal operations “within 20 minutes.” However, when Engadget came to visit, there was only a single line that said, “OK.”

Pelosi’s plane reportedly landed in Taiwan late Tuesday night in Taipei Standard Time . According to local news agencies, she is to stay overnight. As Speaker of the House, Pelosi is the highest-ranking US official to visit Taiwan in 25 years. Ahead of Tuesday’s visit, China warned there would be “firm and strong action” if Pelosi continued the trip.

“There is only one China in the world, Taiwan is an inalienable part of Chinese territory, and the government of the People’s Republic of China is the only legal government representing all of China,” China’s Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. “The one China principle is a universal consensus of the international community and a basic norm in international relations.”

The US maintains a so-called “policy of” when it comes to Taiwan. In 1972, former President Richard Nixon visited mainland China. During Nixon’s visit, the US agreed “that all Chinese on both sides of the Taiwan Strait assert that there is only one China and that Taiwan is part of China.” China views visits to Taiwan by foreign government officials as a recognition of its sovereignty — although members of Congress have routinely traveled to the self-governing island over the years.

“America’s solidarity with the 23 million people of Taiwan is more important than ever today as the world faces a choice between autocracy and democracy,” Pelosi said . “Our visit is one of several congressional delegations to Taiwan — and it in no way contradicts longstanding United States policy guided by the Taiwan Relations Act of 1979, the joint US-China communiqués, and the Six Assurances.”

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