Roskomnadzor unblocks 2.7mn addresses, users report mass failure

Roskomnadzor unblocks 2.7mn addresses, users report mass failure

Yesterday and today, the Federal Supervision Agency for Information Technologies and Communications added about 3 thousand new IP addresses to the registry of banned sites.

Roskomnadzor removed access restrictions from 2.7 million IP addresses owned by Amazon. This is reported on the Service's website. 

“Roskomnadzor experts found that the subnet data has not been used to ensure the functioning of the Telegram messenger for a long time. The specified messenger is blocked by the decision of the Tagansky District Court of Moscow of April 13, 2018 in connection with the non-enforcement of Russian legislation,” the message says. 

Meanwhile, users note that Telegram experienced a massive failure the other day. Vedomosti report that yesterday and today, the Service added about 3 thousand new IP addresses to the registry of banned sites. Judging by the users’ complaints about the problems with Telegram that arose after it was added to the registry, Roskomnadzor blocked the proxy servers used to bypass the blocking of the messenger. 

According to the founder and Vee Security CEO, Aleksandr Litreev, a large number of proxy servers has fallen under the new wave of blocking. Roskomnadzor obtained this data from telecom operators. For now, this is not about the full blocking of the messenger in Russia.

April 13, the Tagansky District Court of Moscow decided to block Telegram because its representatives refused to comply with the FSB order to provide the keys for decrypting user correspondence. Telegram representatives said that they would not do this, since it was technically impossible because some of the keys were stored on user devices; at the same time, the FSB order is contrary to the Constitution of the Russian Federation, which guarantees all citizens the right to privacy of correspondence. 

After that, the Federal Supervision Agency for Information Technologies and Communications began to massively block IP-addresses to which Telegram could be related. As a result, access to millions of Amazon and Google IP addresses was blocked. Despite the efforts of the Service, the messenger continues to work.

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