Telegram CEO Paul Durov points to China as likely origin of cyber attack

Telegram CEO Paul Durov points to China as likely origin of cyber attack

The chief executive of Telegram, a popular encrypted messaging app, said on June 12 the messaging service experienced a "state actor-sized" cyber attack and pointed to China as its likely country of origin. The service was hit by a "powerful DDoS attack" originating from IP addresses mostly inside China, Paul Durov, Telegram's CEO, said in a tweet. The attack coincided with protests in Hong Kong, he added.

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