The messenger Telegram was subjected to a DDoS attack, said in his Twitter founder of the service Pavel Durov. He believes that this is the handiwork of competitors, because user activity on the service has increased significantly. “It is not surprising that competitors are mad,” said the entrepreneur.
Durov said that on Friday, the app had a few hours available in the online store Google. He was accused of attacking popular in Japan, the messenger Line. As stated in his message for the last two months of user activity Telegram has tripled, prompting concerns among competitors. However, the source of the attack cannot be determined, he wrote.
Durov added that in most parts of Europe the service is already available, and expressed confidence that the service will cope with the attack. The attack is on all data centers of the messenger, he added.
DDoS attack organized by Telegram. In September last year, Durov announced a powerful attack on the messenger. “Never seen such a powerful DDoS attack, what we have today in the Telegram. I had encountered a similar “ugly” attack during his work in “Vkontakte”, – he wrote on Twitter.
Telegram is marketed as “the fastest messenger in the world” for smartphones that allows you to communicate via text and files. With it you can create group chats (up to 200 participants), send media attachments and videos to one and a half gigabytes. Account in the Telegram tied to the phone number.
In may this year, Durov said that the number of messages sent daily in the Telegram, increased from December 2014 in two times — up to 2 billion per day. During this time the number of active users has increased from 50 million to 62 million Daily in Annex 220 000 registered users vs. 145 000 in December.