While there is a common perception that Telegram is a secure messaging app, only secret messages, not group chats, are encrypted by default, so communications can be easily intercepted by hackers. Photo: Reuters

‘Cyberattack from China’ hit messaging app used by Hong Kong protesters at time of Wednesday’s demonstration, says app’s founder

  • Pavel Durov, creator of Telegram app, said on Twitter that attack was mostly executed from IP addresses in China
  • App is heavily used by Hong Kong protesters, with administrator of one 30,000-strong group arrested by police on Tuesday night
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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While there is a common perception that Telegram is a secure messaging app, only secret messages, not group chats, are encrypted by default, so communications can be easily intercepted by hackers. Photo: Reuters
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