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Messaging platform Telegram has said it was hit by a powerful cyberattack that coincided with protests in Hong Kong. Hundreds of thousands have taken to the streets of the Chinese-ruled city in recent days to protest against an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to the mainland to stand trial. Activists in both Hong Kong and mainland China, where Telegram is blocked, frequently use the messaging system to organise protests in the hope of evading government surveillance. Warning that more protests will 'make things worse'.
Telegram CEO Pavel Durov tweeted that the attack - which was aimed at disrupting the service rather than an attempt to steal user data - came from mostly Chinese IP addresses. This case was not an exception.
Telegram detailed the attack in a thread on Twitter, explaining: "We're currently experiencing a powerful DDoS attack. Telegram users in the Americas and some users from other countries may experience connection issues. Imagine that an army of lemmings just jumped the queue at McDonald's in front of you - and each is ordering a Whopper. Microsoft to shut down LinkedIn in China after being criticised for censoring Western journalists.
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The messaging app, which offers end-to-end encryption through its so-called secret chats, has over million users. Watch Live. Fill 2 Copy 11 Created with Sketch. Thursday 13 JuneUK. Why you can trust Sky News. Eyewitness from streets of Hong Kong Warning that more protests will 'make things worse'.
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