Ecuador faces serious cyber war after the arrest of Assange - 40 million cyber attack and governmental bodies are in the target | Eurasia Diary - ednews.net

16 June,


Ecuador faces serious cyber war after the arrest of Assange - 40 million cyber attack and governmental bodies are in the target

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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."

Javier Jara, undersecretary of the electronic government department of the telecommunications ministry, told AFP the attacks were "volumetric."

Volumetric attacks are cyber attacks which send an enormous amount of traffic to a single server to try to overwhelm its bandwidth, and render it useless.

Jara said the attacks were "threats from those groups linked to Julian Assange."

Jara noted the main targets were Ecuador's foreign ministry, its central bank, and the president's office.

 

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