fredag 14. juni 2019

Telegram reports powerful cyberattack from China during Hong Kong protests

Encrypted messaging platform Telegram said it experienced a "powerful" cyberattack on Wednesday during massive protests in Hong Kong. The attempted distributed denial of service, or DDoS, attack was aimed at flooding the app with so much traffic that it impaired normal service. It originated from "IP addresses coming mostly from China," Telegram founder Pavel Durov said on Twitter.

The impact was felt way beyond China. "We're currently experiencing a powerful DDoS attack, Telegram users in the Americas and some users from other countries may experience connection issues," the company said in a tweet.