He said the founder and CEO of Telegram – the author of the application instant encrypted famous – Wednesday: if the service is attacked and the letter “of the size of the state”, pointed out that China may be responsible for them.
He said (Pavel Durov.) – who founded the he also chaired the social network of the Russian VK – tweet on Twitter: “I’ve made a service to a strong attack of DDoS, and originating addresses (Internet Protocol) IP, mostly from within China”.
IP addresses coming mostly from China. Historically, all state actor-sized DDoS (200-400 Gb/s of junk) we experienced coincided in time with the protests in Hong Kong (coordinated Universal Time on @telegram). This case was not an exception.
— Pavel Durov (@durov) June 12, 2019
Added Doro to attack comes in conjunction with the protests in Hong Kong. Include denial of service attacks send massive numbers of requests in a single attack target, leading to the interruption of all or part of the service.
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