Telegram CEO Blames China for 'Powerful DDoS Attack' Amid Hong Kong Protests

The chief executive of Telegram, a popular encrypted messaging app, said 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, Pavel Durov, Telegram’s CEO, said in a tweet.