Roskomnadzor blocks over 2.000.000 IP addresses associated with Telegram
On April 16, Russian media censor Roskomnadzor started blocking access to the Telegram messaging app by a court decision. Soon after that, an array of Amazon and Google cloud services got to the registry of banned websites.
Roskomnadzor continued to expand its blocking procedure associated with the Telegram ban. According to activists who are monitoring the number of addresses added to the blacklist, by 11:00 there were over 2.500.000 IP addresses.
More than 1.5 million entries are Google cloud services, and another million belongs to Amazon.
Roskomnadzor informed Interfax that it would continue to block all Internet resources associated with Telegram until the messenger complies with the demand to hand over its encryption keys to the FSB.
On April 16, Russian media censor Roskomnadzor started blocking access to Telegram by a court decision. Soon after that, an array of Amazon and Google cloud services got to the registry of banned websites.
The ban on cloud services might have interfered with the work of third-party sites and apps, since they also use Amazon and Google services.
Director general of software developer Flexbby (resident of Skolkovo) Andrey Prokofiev offered Internet-Ombudsman Dmitry Marinichev to form an operational headquarters of representatives of government and business to solve the problems of companies affected by the blocking.
Rosfinmonitoring (Federal Financial Monitoring Service) analyzed the data of the Panama Papers and the Paradise Papers and discovered thousands of offshore companies through which the Russians laundered billions of rubles. Materials on deputies and governors were handed over to law enforcers.