Pavel Durov reported powerful DDoS-attack on the messenger Telegram




The former head of the social network “VKontakte” Pavel Durov said that the servers messenger Telegram is powerful DDoS-attack. In this case, a businessman, who left Russia, called the attack “disgusting.”


“I’ve never seen such a powerful DDoS-attack, what we have today in the Telegram. I have already faced a similar “vile” attack while working in the “VKontakte” – said in a statement Durov to Twitter.

Telegram is positioned as “the fastest messenger in the world” for smartphones that allows you to exchange text messages and files. With it you can create group chats (including up to 200 members), send the media attachments and video to a half gigabytes. Account Telegram tied to a phone number.


Earlier Telegram messenger appeared in the center of the conflict between Paul Durov and Foundation UCP, who managed to buy several companies related to the Telegram, and planned to send them to the disposal of “VKontakte”. September 16th Fund UCP back to the founder of “VKontakte” company Telegram LLC. “I welcome the decision of my former partners of the waiver to the Telegram and the transfer of the American company under my control. Confirm the removal of claims to the UCP on my part, and I congratulate all the participants on completion of the world’s disputes “- then said Durov.



Add after Durov left the post of general director “VKontakte”, he started the development of its own service for messaging – Messager Telegram. Before leaving Durov of the social network revealed that the nominal owner of Telegram LLC Axel Neff sold it to fund UCP. Despite the fact that the servers and developers belonged Durov, change the company that published the Messager app store Apple – AppStore, it was not possible. At the same time the company has been registered and trademark Telegram.

In June, the Telegram was voted the fastest growing startup of the year: in just a few months messenger audience gained more than 35 million users.

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