Ecuador says hacking attempts doubled after it ended Assange asylum

QUITO (Reuters) – Hacking attempts on Ecuadorean government institutions have doubled since the country revoked WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s asylum at its London embassy last week, an official said on Monday. Telecommunications Vice Minister Patricio Real told reporters the websites for the country’s presidency, central bank and foreign ministry, among others, has received 40 million hacking attempts per day since […]

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Ecuador accuses Julian Assange of trying to ‘destabilise’ the country

Ecuador withdraws Julian Assange’s citizenship and accuses him of trying to ‘destabilise’ the country President Lenin Moreno was angered when private photos began to circulate  Claimed two Russian hackers close to Julian Assange are living in Ecuador  Also said high level WikiLeaks member worked with their former foreign minister Ecuador has suspended Julian Assange’s citizenship and accused him and WikiLeaks […]

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Rebels kidnap couple on Ecuador and Colombia border

Following deaths of kidnapped journalists, rebels by splinter FARC group also abduct Ecuadorian couple, government says. Ecuador’s government says it has received a video showing a couple taken hostage by a dissident rebel group operating on the country’s border with Colombia. The announcement on Tuesday came five days after Ecuadorian authorities said that two kidnapped journalists and their driver were […]

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Ecuador's indigenous march over 600km to demand an end to mining

Indigenous groups call on government to halt development projects in Amazon, saying they threaten food, land and water. Quito, Ecuador – More than 1,500 indigenous protesters had a clear message as they march through Ecuador’s capital Quito on Wednesday: Stop mining on, or near, indigenous territory. “We need to fight together,” said Alexandra, a Kichwa indigenous woman who walked more […]

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Ecuador tells Julian Assange to clean bathroom, look after cat, curb speech if he wants Internet, report says

Ecuador cuts Julian Assange’s internet access Government officials say they want to prevent the WikiLeaks founder from interfering in other countries’ affairs and comes after Assange questioned whether Moscow was responsible for the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in England. Julian Assange or rebellious teen? The embattled WikiLeaks founder has been given a to-do list by Ecuador […]

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Ecuador tried giving Assange diplomatic post in Russia

Julian Assange: Ecuadorean ambassador to Russia? That could of very well been the case in 2017 — when Ecuador attempted to give the Wikileaks founder a diplomatic post in Moscow, but were forced to rescind the offer after the British refused to play ball, a report says. Government documents obtained by Reuters outline the failed plot, which was supposed to […]

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Ecuador and UK want to ‘resolve’ Assange situation, foreign minister

Is time running out for Julian Assange at the Ecuador embassy? Foreign Minister says her country and Britain want the situation ‘resolved’ and are seeking a ‘definite agreement’ Foreign minister María Fernanda Espinosa gave update on Assange’s condition He is still inside Ecuador’s London embassy without internet access, she said Ecuador and Britain are working toward a ‘definitive agreement’, she added Assange […]

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Ecuador ‘bans Julian Assange from taking visitors and phone calls’

Ecuador ‘bans Julian Assange from taking visitors and phone calls’ in embassy where he’s been holed up for almost six years WikiLeaks claims Mr Assange is being refused contact with the outside world He is no longer allowed to have visitors or make phone calls, WikiLeaks claimed  Comes after Eduador withdrew his internet access in March following his tweets He’s […]

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