Wi-Fi in Moscow underground used for blocking Telegram
MaximaTelecom communication operator helps to identify IP addresses of the popular proxy service SOCKS5 used by subway passengers to access Telegram.
Wi-Fi in the Moscow underground is used to identify blocking bypass services for Telegram. This is reported by IT-Consultant of the Anti-Corruption Fund Vladislav Zdolnikov via his Telegram channel.
According to him, MaximaTelecom communication operator helps to identify the IP addresses of the popular proxy service SOCKS5 that subway passengers use to access Telegram. After that, Roskomnadzor blocks the proxy service address.
To recall, in April this year, the Tagansky Court of Moscow granted the petition of Roskomnadzor to block access to Telegram’s Internet resources in Russia. The reason was the messenger’s refusal to provide the FSB with keys to decrypt user correspondence. The company explained that they consider it their duty to preserve the privacy of users' correspondence. Later, representatives of the company also said that it was technically impossible. In addition, the company’s legal advisors tried to challenge the FSB’s order, which established the procedure for the transfer of keys for decryption. However, the Supreme Court of Russia dismissed the claim.
Trying to restrict access to the messenger, the Service began to block millions of IP-addresses, which led to the failure of various sites and services not related to the dispute between Roskomnadzor and Telegram.