"IP addresses coming mostly from China" accurately describes most botnets, this tells us essentially nothing about the attackers.
At a certain point, you have to declare the correlation is actually a causation.
FWIW 200-400Gb/s is mildly sophisticated teenager-sized, but perhaps that's who the state actors are paying.
Looks like Wikipedia has some technical details-
Please provide us with facts supporting or disputing this claim. Otherwise I might have to assume that you are possibly participating in a disinformation campaign.
I'm not going to waste my time trying to provide you with facts disputing a claim that has zero supporting evidence behind it in the first place. It is asinine of you to even ask.
telegram is the defacto communication medium in russia and ukraine.
they don't sell there for one reason or another. it's simply because all their clientele is there. no need to overthink it.
China could be behind this attack, but tracing IP address is really meaningless here.
Because it would be a pretty good indicator of which ones the Chinese government had already intercepted.
Hong Kong isn't inside the GFW.
Or maybe instead of a disproportionate crackdown maybe just do what they've done since forever and just have police at the protests arresting whomever is violent.
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To an oppressive regime, any "fighters" against that regime could be labelled "terrorism", for pragmatic approaches to dealing with the people who no longer want to be extorted, brutalised, tortured, murdered, what-have-you.
If all you have to do is label a tool as 'x' to block it and shut it down, then - in premise - you're denying all of the users of that service one of the inalienable rights that you're supposed to enjoy: Which is the right to peacefully assemble and/or protest.
That seems like a very large, oppressive, back-handed means to quash the few that you're actually having problems with.
If a group is sufficiently behaving badly the chances of you cultivating an informant or receiving intelligence tips are high
Some of this modern mass policing that relies on signals intelligence feels like the investigators just want to sit at a computer and have it mass-print out arrest warrants
This can very quickly cross into “let’s curtain people’s rights because we think they might commit crimes”–I would be careful with this.
It turned violent on both sides, that does not mean it was organised violence.
Methinks the lady doth protest too much.