Deputy Minister of Information and Communication Technologies of Ecuador Patricio Real stated that the websites of the state departments suffered from 40 million cyber attacks after the decision to deprive WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange of the political asylum as AFP reported.
“The attacks, which began on Thursday had principally come from the United States, Brazil, Holland, Germany, Romania, France, Austria and the United Kingdom as well as from the South American country itself,” he said.
Earlier Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno stated that Assange tried to use embassy in London as espionage center.
Julian Assange was detained by the British police officers after seven years of hiding at the Embassy of Ecuador in the UK. He was arrested at the central police unit of London. The next session is appointed for May 2.
Julian Assange lived in Ecuador’s Embassy since 2012. He could not leave its territory as he would be immediately arrested for refusal to be present in the court in 2012. Besides, Washington is trying to get him. The U.S. opened a probe against him on disclosure of secret data of the Setae Department.
In March, Assange was deprived of all the communication means due to the violation of a written commitment as of 2017 not to spread statements which would suppose the involvement in the relations with other states. He spread information about Russia’s guiltlessness in Skripal’s case.