Ecuadorian Official Says Country Hit By 40 Million Cyberattacks Following Assange’s Arrest


Ecuador said this week that it has been hit by more than 40 million cyberattacks since last week’s arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange outside the country’s embassy in London.

Ecuador’s deputy minister for information and communication technologies told Agence France Presse (AFP) that the attacks primarily came from the U.S., several European countries, Brazil and Ecuador itself.

Assange, who had been living in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London for years in self-imposed exile, was arrested last week after Ecuadorian officials allowed British police to enter the facility and arrest him.

Read more at The Hill.



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