The new extradition bill, which is to authorize anyone to be sent to Mainland China for trails is yet to be passed in Hong Kong. But there are people who’re foreseeing the disadvantages of this and protesting against it.
DDoS Attacks From Chinese Hackers: Telegram CEO Reveals the Reason Behind Platform’s Slow Response
The ongoing protests in Hong Kong over extradition law is the reason for Bitcoin‘s price surge and Telegram’s slow working.
People in Hong Kong are slowly moving their capital funds from Government investments to virtual assets like cryptocurrencies. The Bitcoin’s price in Hong Kong exchanges is trading at a premium of $150 than the average global markets.
Why does Hong Kong have to do it anyway?
This isn’t in the hands of Hong Kong actually. Before 1997, Hong Kong’s sovereignty is in the hands of the British, but later, it was taken over by China. So, on this ground, Hong Kong should be compelling to most of the orders of China and this new extradition law is one of them.
After this, the major communication for these protestors is done over famous messaging encryption platform – Telegram. Food supplies, water, routing, and plans, etc are communicated over telegram groups. There’s even a group admin got arrested recently. Going against the likes of protests, some hackers in China are conducting some DDoS attacks over Telegram to breakdown communication between protestors.
Durov, the CEO of Telegram has said in a series of tweets as there are several “garbage requests” came in which had flooded the firm’s servers and eventually causing app’s service to slow down.
Furthermore, “IP addresses coming mostly from China. Historically, all state actor-sized DDoS (200-400 Gb/s of junk) we experienced coincided in time with protests in Hong Kong (coordinated on @telegram). This case was not an exception.”
IP addresses coming mostly from China. Historically, all state actor-sized DDoS (200-400 Gb/s of junk) we experienced coincided in time with protests in Hong Kong (coordinated on @telegram). This case was not an exception.
— Pavel Durov (@durov) June 12, 2019
For group chats, right? Number of people joining, people leaving, messages posted, messages deleted? Anything else?
— Pavel Durov (@durov) June 13, 2019