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Hackers attack Swedish government site in support of Wikileaks

STOCKHOLM .- Hackers have forced the closure for several hours the Swedish government’s Web portal, a move to support WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange, arrested in London at the request of the Swedish authorities.

According to the newspaper Aftonbladet, the official site (http://www.regeringen.se) was offline for several hours Wednesday night to early Thursday.

The government spokesman, Mariu Ternbo, said the government does not comment on security matters and refused to confirm if the cyber attack had occurred.

Hackers from attacking other sites Assange arrest Tuesday for alleged rape in Sweden.

Among their targets are the companies that cut WikiLeaks financial services.

The portal created by Assange discloses several days, through world-class day, thousands of confidential diplomatic cables from the United States.