The threat of prohibition Telegram: in Russia the boom of VPN and proxy servers

Угроза запрета Telegram: в РФ начался бум VPN и прокси-серверов

April 13 in Russia can block Telegram. According to experts, VPN or proxy services installs more than 50% of users will continue to use messenger.

In the last two days in Russia, the growing popularity of proxy servers and VPN. These services were more likely to download before the trial on April 13 at the suit of Roscomnadzor to block the messenger Telegram, Vedomosti said.

So, before the number of installations of the bot for Telegram Socks5 Bot in Russia reached two thousand a day, April 11 proxy-bot has established more than seven thousand users, 12 April – more than 67 thousand.

According to the founder of service community analysts Combot Fedor Skuratov, VPN or proxy services in Russia will set more than 50% of users will continue to use messenger.

A week ago at the company’s developer solutions in the field of cyber security Veesecurity was about nine thousand users, the proxy server and now the client base is 1.5 million, said founder Alexander Litreyev.

According to MediaScope, the audience of Telegram in Russia, taking into account the users of the desktop version in February was $ 12.2 million, according Combot, in March a messenger was used by 15 millions of Russians.

We will remind, on April 6 Roskomnadzor has asked the Tagansky court to block Telegram for the failure of the company to fulfill legal obligations of the organizer of information dissemination and transfer of the FSB encryption keys to the intelligence service could read the correspondence of users.

Telegram filed a lawsuit in the Supreme court and demanded to recognize the illegal orders of the FSB. The Supreme court dismissed the claim. After that Roskomnadzor gave Telegram 15 days to transfer the FSB encryption keys, this period expired on 4 April.

The founder of Telegram refused to pass the FSB encryption keys

April 12, Roskomnadzor has asked the court to immediately block Telegram in Russia in case of satisfaction of the claim block.

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