The Telegram encrypted messaging service suffered a cyber attack from servers in China. Read information by EFE to know more about it.
Puede usar las teclas derecha/izquierda para votar el artículo.Votación:1 estrella2 estrellas3 estrellas4 estrellas5 estrellas (1 votos, promedio: 5.00 sobre 5)
LoadingLoading...

World

The DDoS attacks of China to Telegram that coincided with the protests in Hong Kong

The Telegram encrypted messaging service suffered a cyber attack from servers in China during the massive protests in Hong Kong, said on Thursday the creator of the popular application, Pável Durov.

 

 
“The IP addresses came from China,” Durov wrote in his account of the social network Twitter when he answered a question about the origin of the attack, reported a day earlier.

Historically, the attacks have coincided with protests in Hong Kong

He added this isn’t the first time that Telegram has suffered attacks from the Asian giant.

“Historically, state-scale DDoS attacks (between 200 and 400 Gigabytes per second) that we have experienced have coincided with protests in Hong Kong. This time has not been an exception”, he said.

Protesters use messaging services such as Telegram

To avoid falling into the crosshairs of security agencies, many protesters chose to cover their faces and use secure messaging applications such as Telegram.

This messaging service refuses to share data with foreign governments to decode communications between users, a policy for which the service was blocked in Russia and Iran.

Second reading of the law postponed due to protests in Hong Kong

On Wednesday, hundreds of thousands of people returned to the streets of Hong Kong to protest against the extradition law, whose second reading was postponed before the protests of rejection.

The controversial rule would allow the local chief executive and the Hong Kong courts to process extradition requests from jurisdictions without prior agreements – in particular, China and Taiwan – without legislative oversight.

The police dispersed yesterday the protests with tear gas and rubber balls, with a balance of 72 wounded (two of them, of seriousness). The chief executive, Carrie Lam, said that the demonstrators attacked the police with various objects. (June 13, 2019, EFE/Practica Español)

News related in video:


Comprehension

Lee la noticia y responde a las preguntas (Read the news and answer the questions)

Congratulations - you have completed Lee la noticia y responde a las preguntas (Read the news and answer the questions). You scored %%SCORE%% out of %%TOTAL%%. Your performance has been rated as %%RATING%%
Your answers are highlighted below.
Question 1
Principalmente, en el texto se habla... (Mainly in the text, it's talked about...)
A
de la lectura de una polémica ley en Hong Kong
B
del motivo de las protestas de Hong Kong.
C
de un ataque cibernético al servicio de mensajería Telegram.
Question 2
Sobre esos ataques cibernéticos se dice que... (On those cyber attacks, it's said....)
A
se realizaron antes de unas protestas en Hong Kong.
B
se realizaron después de unas protestas en Hong Kong.
C
se realizaron cuando estaban teniendo lugar unas protestas en Hong Kong.
Question 3
En el texto se dice que... (It's said in the text that...)
A
Telegram compartió información de sus usuarios con los gobiernos.
B
no es la primera vez que sucede una cosa así.
C
el Gobierno de China también sufrió un ataque cibernético.
Question 4
Leyendo el texto entendemos que ese ataque... (Reading the text, we understand that attack...)
A
no se realizó desde un país del continente asiático.
B
se produjo porque los manifestantes utilizan Telegram para comunicarse.
C
no tiene nada que con las protestas de Hong Kong.
Question 5
En el vídeo se dice que... (It's said in the video that...)
A
al final no se ha pospuesto la lectura de una nueva ley.
B
esa ley permitiría enviar a los residentes a China continental para ser juzgados
C
la policía no llegó a lanzar gas pimienta a los manifestantes.
Once you are finished, click the button below. Any items you have not completed will be marked incorrect. Get Results
There are 5 questions to complete.

Vocabulary

Congratulations - you have completed . You scored %%SCORE%% out of %%TOTAL%%. Your performance has been rated as %%RATING%%
Your answers are highlighted below.
Question 1
Lo contrario de 'antes' es...  (The opposite of 'antes' is...)  
A
'anteriormente'.
B
'después'.
C
'ayer'.
Question 2
'Agregar' es... ('Agregar' is...)  
A
evitar algo.
B
no decir nada sobre algo.
C
añadir algo a lo que ya se ha dicho.
Question 3
Si algo se ha 'pospuesto'... (If something has been 'pospuesto'...)  
A
se ha hecho antes de lo previsto.
B
se ha anulado.
C
se ha aplazado o dejado para más tarde.
Question 4
El artículo determinado para 'solicitud' es... (The determined article for 'solicitud' is...)
A
lo
B
la
C
el
Once you are finished, click the button below. Any items you have not completed will be marked incorrect. Get Results
There are 4 questions to complete.

Grammar

Trabaja los tiempos simples del modo indicativo (Work simple tenses of the indicative)

Congratulations - you have completed Trabaja los tiempos simples del modo indicativo (Work simple tenses of the indicative). You scored %%SCORE%% out of %%TOTAL%%. Your performance has been rated as %%RATING%%
Your answers are highlighted below.
Question 1
Elige la frase con el tiempo verbal que expresa posibilidad. (Choose sentence with the verb tense which expresses possibility)
A
No tramitarían esa solicitud.
B
No tramitarán esa solicitud.
C
No tramitaron esa solicitud.
Question 2
Elige la frase con el tiempo verbal que exprese una acción futura. (Choose sentence with the verb tense which expresses a future action.)
A
No lo permitía.
B
No lo permitirán.
C
No lo permitirían.
Question 3
Elige la oración correcta. (Choose the correct option)
A
El Ejecutivo y los tribunales no lo permitiste.
B
El Ejecutivo y los tribunales no lo permitieron.
C
El Ejecutivo y los tribunales no lo permitió.
Question 4
Elige la oración correcta. (Choose the correct option)
A
China y Taiwán envían unas solicitudes.
B
China y Taiwán envío unas solicitudes.
C
China y Taiwán envía unas solicitudes.
Once you are finished, click the button below. Any items you have not completed will be marked incorrect. Get Results
There are 4 questions to complete.

Noticias al azar

Multimedia news of Agencia EFE to improve your Spanish. News with text, video, audio and comprehension and vocabulary exercises.