How a cyber attack hampered Hong Kong protesters

As some of you might have heard, Telegram had recently experience some connectivity issues in which a DDoS attack was to blame. However, it seems that this was more than just a regular DDoS attack, it was one that could have been orchestrated by a country, or at least that’s what Telegram’s CEO, Pavel Durov is implying.According to the CEO’s tweet, he claims that the size of this attack suggests that a state actor could be behind it, meaning that the hack could have been backed up by the resources of a country’s government. He also implied that China could have been behind it, due to the majority of the IP addresses coming from the country, and how it has also coincidentally lined up with the ongoing protests in Hong Kong.There is no way to know if this was a directive of China’s government, although it would not be the first time China has been accused of doing something like this. Years ago, also in another series of protests in Hong Kong, social media that was once freely acc

How a cyber attack hampered Hong Kong protesters

Massive public protests taking place in Hong Kong over the past week are aimed at a new extradition law, known as the Fugitive Offenders Ordinance, that would see accused criminals extradited ...

Fri 14 Jun 19 from Phys.org

Telegram hit by massive Chinese cyberattack during Hong Kong protests

The app, which says it has 200 million users worldwide, has been widely used in Hong Kong to coordinate demonstrations against a controversial extradition bill.

Thu 13 Jun 19 from The Washington Post

Telegram founder says China hacked messaging app to disrupt Hong Kong protesters

'The DDoS attack we experienced coincided with protests in Hong Kong,' Pavel Durov said on Twitter. 'This case was no exception'

Thu 13 Jun 19 from The Independent

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

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 ...

Thu 13 Jun 19 from Phys.org

Hong Kong's digital battle: tech that helped protesters now used against them

Wary of being tracked and targeted like activists inside China, protesters are keeping a low profile onlineIn early June, Ivan Ip, 22, joined a public chat group on Telegram called “Parade ...

Fri 14 Jun 19 from Guardian.co.uk

Telegram CEO Blames Recent Issues On A ‘State Actor’ Attack

As some of you might have heard, Telegram had recently experience some connectivity issues in which a DDoS attack was to blame. However, it seems that this was more than just a regular DDoS ...

Fri 14 Jun 19 from Ubergizmo

Telegram boss points finger at China for DDoS attack during Hong Kong protests

On Wednesday, the official Telegram Messenger Twitter account posted that users in the Americas and other countries may be experiencing connection issues as a result of the powerful DDoS attack.

Thu 13 Jun 19 from Techspot

China flooded Telegram to stem dissent in Hong Kong, hints founder

Secure messaging app Telegram has become the method of choice for communication between protesters and activists around the world, most recently in Hong Kong. However, this week the ...

Thu 13 Jun 19 from Engadget

China Allegedly Conducting Cyber Attacks Against Telegram Messaging App to Suppress Hong Kong Protests

The Chinese government is allegedly conducting cyber attacks against the messaging app Telegram in an effort to frustrate this week’s protests in Hong Kong, according to the CEO of Telegram.Read ...

Thu 13 Jun 19 from Gizmodo

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