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.