Telegram CEO blames China Government that they are behind the recent DDoS attack on end-to-end encryption messaging app Telegram.
Telegram is currently among the top instant messaging app available on the internet. It is very popular because of it's its end-to-end encryption messaging, privacy, and securities.
Recently Telegram has affected by a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service attack) attack. The offense has made the app unusable and affected the users in the United States, Hong Kong, and in other countries.
“We’re currently experiencing a powerful DDoS attack, Telegram users in the Americas and some users from other countries may experience connection issues,” Telegram said in a Twitter post. Describing the attack Telegram said, “A DDoS is a “Distributed Denial of Service attack”: your servers get GADZILLIONS of garbage requests which stop them from processing legitimate requests. Imagine that an army of lemmings just jumped the queue at McDonald’s in front of you – and each is ordering a whopper” Telegram took to Twitter to notify its users.
Telegram tweeted, “The server is busy telling the whopper lemmings they came to the wrong place – but there are so many of them that the server can’t even see you to try and take your order. To generate these garbage requests, bad guys use “botnets” made up of computers of unsuspecting users which were infected with malware at some point in the past. This makes a DDoS similar to the zombie apocalypse: one of the whopper lemmings just might be your grandpa”.
According to the Telegram founder Pavel Durov, the Chinese government may have been behind the DDoS attack. Durov described the incident as a “state actor-sized DDoS” which came mainly from IP addresses located in China.
For the past few days, people have been protesting against a new law that would allow the city’s Beijing-backed government to extradite its citizens to China. The law will take the municipality more directly to China. However, protesters used Telegram and other secure messages to communicate between them.
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