Russia blocks 1.8 million Amazon and Google cloud service IP addresses
Last week, after Telegram announced the migration of some of its server infrastructure to Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud servers, the Russian Federal Communications Agency (Roskomnadzor) took stricter bans. Today, 1.8 million IP addresses belonging to Amazon and Google’s cloud infrastructure have been banned. According to an official announcement, the IP addresses of the following network segments will be prohibited from the ISP level in Russia, with a total of 1,835,008 IP addresses.
The banned IP network segment includes:
Since Telegram refused to submit the user’s encryption key to Russian primary intelligence service FSB, the Russian Federal Communications Regulatory Agency began to block the Telegram client on April 13 (Friday) this year. Telegram later said that the service will be migrated to Amazon and Google’s servers in order to continue to serve Russian users.
Many Russian users spit Roskomnadzor’s decision on social media, and this time killing such a huge IP address will also result in many legitimate web services not working. Users have reported that a large number of online games, mobile applications, and cryptocurrency services are down.
Telegram started using Amazon's AWS to bypass Russian censorship. Now, if you were @roscomnadzor (highly unlikely because nobody's as dumb as these doorknobs), what would you do? Certainly not block 655352 IP addresses belonging to Amazon, right? That would be so stupid… oh pic.twitter.com/AxEHfRUGnU
— Manual (@CatVsHumanity) April 16, 2018