Telegram Hit by Cyber-attack, CEO Points to HK Protests, China
Encrypted messaging app Telegram experienced a “powerful” distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on Wednesday. The service became unreliable as the result of enormous amounts of malicious traffic flooding the company’s servers. The firm said most of the traffic originated from China, and connected the attack to mass demonstrations in Hong Kong.
Demonstrators in the semi-autonomous city state have been using Telegram to organize protests against a controversial new plan, supported by the Chinese regime, that would make extraditions between Hong Kong and mainland China possible.