Durov warned users about possible problems, and under his tweets, scammers appeared again.
Around 2:00 Moscow time, Telegram users from different countries began to complain about problems with access to the service, it follows from the data of the site Downdetector.
Updated at 10:14: the Telegram team explained interruptions in the messenger’s work by switching off the electricity in the vicinity of Amsterdam.
Repairs are ongoing after a massive power outage in the Amsterdam region that affected many services. Telegram users in Europe, MENA, Russia and the CIS are currently unable to connect. We apologize and will update you on the progress. https://t.co/WyfYimZoKV
— Telegram Messenger (@telegram) April 29, 2018
“Restorative work is under way after a massive power outage in Amsterdam’s district. Telegram users in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, as well as in Russia and the CIS, are experiencing connection problems ”
Most of the appeals came from Europe, including from Moscow, Kiev, London, Rome, Milan, Hamburg, Berlin and Vienna. There are also problems in Asia and America: many complaints have appeared from Tashkent, Beirut, Vancouver, Dallas, San Francisco and New York.
According to users, they have lost access to their accounts and could not even login. Those who manage to enter the messenger, encounter problems when sending messages.
@telegram can’t connect to telegram anymore, it’s been that way since 1am(two hours by now), can’t even log in, gives error that I have no internet/wifi even though I do. My friend in Portugal ( @GeekyGirlShow )has the same updating/connecting issue pic.twitter.com/wEhsM5owXH
— Noot Noot (@thebestnootnoot) April 29, 2018
According to Pavel Durov, the cause of the malfunction was the “serious overheating” of servers. The founder of Telegram apologized for the failure and noted that the team began to solve the problem.
Massive overheating in one of the Telegram server clusters may cause some connection issues for European users within the next couple of hours. Apologies for the inconvenience – the problem is being solved.
— Pavel Durov (@durov) April 28, 2018
In the comments to Durov’s tweet, there appeared several fake accounts with the same name and avatar, but other nicknames, for example @ club8music and @ audreyjames04. They allegedly respond on behalf of the creator of Telegram, calling the cause of the DDoS-attack problems and offering users compensation in the form of a crypto currency. This is not the first time: on March 29, scammers also took advantage of a messenger messenger and earned $ 60,000.