President Correa accuses Anonymous of attempted hacks

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa accused "Anonymous" of trying to hack presidential communication systems on 24 October 2016 (El Universo). According to Correa, the alleged hack attempt was retaliation for the Ecuadorian government's decision to block Julian Assange's internet access (Telégrafo). Assange, founder of whistleblower website Wikileaks, has resided in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since 2012, when the Ecuadorian authorities granted him political asylum. In recent weeks, Wikileaks has released numerous leaks that impact the U.S. presidential campaign, and the Ecuadorian government decided to restrict Assange's internet access to preserve Ecuador's principle of non-intervention in other countries' electoral processes (Andes).