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Anonymous blocks Peru’s high-tech police website

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LIMA — The vigilante Internet hackers called Anonymous blocked the website of Peru’s police who fight against computer crime, a officials said Monday.

The attack Sunday against the Division of Investigations of High-Tech Crimes “restricted access to the website from the outside,” a police source told AFP on condition of anonymity.

“If the police like to infiltrate us, maybe we can do the same,” a message on the Anonymous Peru Facebook account said after the attack.

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“PNP (National Police of Peru) I’m watching you,” the message said.

Anonymous also published about 200 e-mail complaints of electronic fraud received daily by the the Peruvian police.

In June 2011, the Peruvian police requested assistance from the FBI of the United States to locate pirates who disrupted at least eight government websites, such as the ministries of health, of energy, of the Coast Guard and of the National Penitentiary Institute.

Twenty-five hackers suspected of links to Anonymous were arrested in February after cyber attacks in Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Spain, according to the international police organization Interpol.

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Fox News launches desperate clean up effort after Mulvaney acknowledges Ukraine quid pro quo

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Several Fox News hosts embarked on a large cleanup effort Thursday night in the hours after acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney acknowledged that President Donald Trump withheld millions in military aid to Ukraine in an attempt to pressure the country to launch an investigation that could benefit him politically.

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Pompeo now regrets not defending Ukraine ambassador as scandal ensnares the State Department: report

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Sources are saying Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has become frustrated by the loss of some top officials and regrets his failure to defend the former ambassador to the Ukraine from a smear campaign.

One source said Pompeo failed to get involved because he was afraid of upending U.S.-Ukraine policy and be pushed out of the administration like former national security adviser John Bolton, reported CNN.

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Trump’s selfish betrayal of the Kurds is not just outrageous — it’s criminal

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Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw American forces from Syria may well be remembered as one of the most egregious and inhuman disasters that he has ever taken since he came to power. For a President of the United States to make such a critical decision with so many implications, simply based on a conversation with Turkish President Erdogan, not only shows his shortsightedness and total lack of strategic approach, but his inability to appreciate how that will adversely affect our friends and please our foes. We are already witnessing the unfolding disaster, and there are no words to explain how and by what logic the President of the United States in particular can take such critical steps, knowing how disastrous the repercussions of his actions would be.

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