by Jim Hoft, The Gateway Pundit:
Over 30 websites belonging to the Ecuadorian government are now offline — some of them defaced — in protest of the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
The hackers are calling their efforts #OpEcuador, and are also promoting #OpUS and #OpUK. The United States and United Kingdom have not yet been hit with any cyber attacks, that we know of.
It is important to note that none of this was directed by WikiLeaks or Assange himself. Supporters are acting on their own with the attacks.
A data dump from the hackers warns that “Ecuador Government websites has been taken #Offline with 1 Direct attack. There are few most important websites that’s still down at this time. If some of their servers comes up again, we will fire again to take them down!”
The group has also leaked 728 identification ID card numbers that appear to belong to people who work in the Ecuadorian government.
— Jacob Riggs (@Riggsbit) 13 April 2019
Websites that have been hit include the Central bank of Ecuador, their Ministry of Interior, the Ecuadorian Assembly in UK and the main website for the Government of Ecuador — mot of which had been down for over twelve hours by Saturday evening.
The hackers primarily appear to be speaking and coordinating in Spanish — though one of the data dumps was in Indonesian.
At this time the Central bank of Ecuador , Ministry of Interior , Ecuador Assembly in UK and the Government of Ecuador still #Offline for 12+ hours.
— Anonymous (@your_anon_net) 11 April 2019
A Twitter account belonging to the hackers stated that if the websites come back online they will “burn their servers.”