Messaging service Telegram hit by DDoS cyber attack

Reuters

Posted at Jun 12 2019 09:28 PM

People pose with smartphones, with the Telegram logo seen on a screen, in this picture illustration taken April 13, 2018. Eduard Korniyenko, Reuters

Messaging service provider Telegram has been hit by a "powerful" distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack and users in the United States and other countries may experience connection issues, the company said in a tweet Wednesday.

Telegram did not immediately respond to a request for more details on the attack.

In DDoS attacks, hijacked or virus-infected computers are used to target websites.