Encrypted messaging app Telegram said it was the target of a cyberattack originating from China, The Hill reports. The attack occurred at the same time protests were taking place in Hong Kong over a bill that would extradite people to mainland China. Telegram Founder and CEO Pavel Durov said that every major distributed-denial-of-service attack it has experienced “coincided in time with protests in Hong Kong.” While service was disrupted, Durov said Telegram’s encryption was not affected during the attack. The Chinese government has denied it was behind the attack.
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