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Hawaii telescope website continues to be disrupted

HONOLULU (AP) - An apparent cyberattack on the website of Thirty Meter Telescope, the organization trying to construct one of the world's largest telescopes near the summit of Mauna Kea on Hawaii's Big Island, continues to disrupt the page.

Thirty Meter Telescope spokeswoman Sandra Dawson said Monday that the directed disruption of service attack has been ongoing since first discovered Sunday afternoon.

A blog site called Operation Green Rights posted images on its page Sunday claiming responsibility for the attack. The page included screen grabs of both the Thirty Meter Telescope website as well as the main website of the Hawaii state government, indicating that both had been attacked.

Cindy McMillan, Ige's director of communications, could not confirm the government's sites were disrupted but had asked security personnel to investigate.

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