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Venezuelan Foreign Ministry under cyber attacks

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The on Thursday reported that the websites of in various countries across the globe were under threat of cyber attacks.

According to Sputnik, the has closed the operations of its websites everywhere until proper measures are restored.

"The hacker attack and the interference in the operation of the websites is an international aimed at continuing attacks on Venezuela," the was quoted as saying.

The website of the Venezuelan embassy in went offline on Thursday, after the websites of the Venezuelan embassies in Argentina, Belgium, Chile, Mexico, the and a number of other states got disconnected too.

Following the cyber attack on the websites of the Venezuelan embassy in and Mexico, a statement supporting Venezuela's self-proclaimed and Opposition leader was published in the two Latin countries.

However, Venezuelan diplomats in and subsequently reiterated their allegiance to

is currently reeling from an ongoing political as well as a humanitarian crisis, especially after Guaido declared himself to be the of the nation, last month, in the Guaido's recognition as the legitimate of the State by the US and the has further sparked controversies from the side of Maduro, who allege that the former has been acting upon the orders of

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First Published: Fri, February 08 2019. 06:53 IST