• Telegram blames China for ‘powerful DDoS attack' during Hong Kong protests

    4 days ago - By The Verge

    Telegram founder Pavel Durov has suggested that the Chinese government may have been behind a recent DDoS attack on the encrypted messaging service. Writing on Twitter, the founder called it a “state actor-sized DDoS” which came mainly from IP addresses located in China. Durov noted that the attack coincided with the ongoing protests in Hong Kong where people are using encrypted messaging apps like Telegram to avoid detection while coordinating their protests.
    The attack raises questions about whether the Chinese government is attempting to disrupt the encrypted messaging service and limit...
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  • Telegram hit by cyber-attack, CEO points to HK protests, China

    Telegram hit by cyber-attack, CEO points to HK protests, China

    4 days ago - By Phys.org

    Encrypted messaging service Telegram suffered a major cyber-attack that appeared to originate from China, the company's CEO said Thursday, linking it to the ongoing political unrest in Hong Kong.
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  • Telegram founder claims China hacked the app to disrupt Hong Kong protesters

    Telegram founder claims China hacked the app to disrupt Hong Kong protesters

    4 days ago - By The Next Web

    As Hong Kong battles against the proposed extradition bill that would China more power over the autonomous territory, protesters in the city are said to have experienced an outage of Telegram‘s encrypted messaging service yesterday - and Beijing may have had something to do with it. Demonstrators in Hong Kong have been using messaging platforms like Telegram to organize themselves, alert each other about activities on the ground, as well as information on where to find resources like gas masks and drinking water. Yesterday, the service went down after it was affected by a ‘powerful' DDoS...
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