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Ecuador says it has been hit with 40 million cyber attacks since Julian Assange was arrested at its embassy in London

Ecuador says it has weathered over 40 million cyber attacks since Julian Assange was arrested five days ago.

Ecuador’s president Lenin Moreno stripped Assange of asylum status on Thursday, allowing UK police to arrest him at the London embassy he called home for nearly seven years.

Moreno accused Assange of interfering in the “processes of other states” and “spying.”

Since the arrest, a huge number of cyber attacks have been directed at Ecuadorian government websites from groups in support of the WikiLeaks founder, Patricio Real, the country’s deputy minister for information and communication technologies told AFP.

The vast majority came from the US, Brazil, Holland, Germany, Romania, France, Austria and the UK, he said.

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