Baku, December 10, AZERTAC
A hacking group has claimed responsibility for crashing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's official website to protest against the country's plans to hunt whales, according to Xinhua news agency.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said that one of Abe's websites has been inaccessible since early Thursday and police were investigating. He acknowledged the Anonymous hacker group has posted a Twitter message claiming responsibility, but added authorities had not singled out the group as a prime suspect.
Despite protests from anti-whaling groups, Japan resumed its annual Antarctic whale hunt last week under a revised plan after the International Court of Justice found its earlier programme unscientific.