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Again the tricks of Roskomnadzor - who ultimately wins


Roskomnadzor has again blocked more than 32,000 individual IP addresses. Now this is due to restrictions on the work of the foreign hosting Network Layer Technologies.

Bulk bans

If you recall the very recent events, then April 2018 did not bode well for the Internet environment. Even then, Sergei Grebennikov, the head of the Regional Public Center for Internet Technologies, reassured everyone with a statement that Roskomnadzor would not carry out general "punitive" measures and implement rolling access restrictions. Also, according to him, the state department did not intend to massively include large subnets in the list of prohibited resources and was generally going to act in a targeted manner.

In fact, the supervisor stopped the activity of about 70 subnets and in addition thousands of individual IPs. As a result, their total number was about 11 million addresses . Most of them were related to Amazon, followed by DigitalOcean, Microsoft and other large corporations.

The "culprit" of everything

Starting in the middle of April 2018 , massive restrictions on access to the Internet began. The reason was the decision of the Tagansky Court of Moscow to block Telegram due to the fact that the messenger refused to transfer the keys to the law enforcement agencies to read user correspondence and messages. Telegram was forced to use Amazon and Google addresses.

It's easy to guess that the next step of Roskomnadzor was their blocking. As a result, many resources and useful sites (WhatsApp, Viber, Google Cloud) began to work intermittently, which caused general discontent with such "thoughtful" steps.

The government currently restricts visits to approximately 80 VPN services and proxies . According to the controlling body, they were "specially" created to open access for users to the impenetrable telegram for the authorities. A little later, the department said that 10 of them got out of the ban, since they no longer provided the technical ability to bypass the blocking of the messenger.

And at this time

The profit of VPN services in USA has grown very well. This happened just after the restrictions on Telegram. Surveys among companies showed that the demand for VPN services in the country has increased significantly. For example, TorGuard VPN (USA) has seen a 1000% (!) Increase in paid subscriptions (!) After the well-known April events. According to these indicators, the USA Federation took the second place (after America) among the fast-growing markets.

Another resource - VyprVPN considers the increase in sales to be truly impressive. According to their own statistics, the website traffic has grown by a third, the number of downloads and registration of new accounts - by about 200%. The company compares the current situation with China, when the government of this country has been trying for a long time to block VyprVPN on its territory, while the service works without interruptions.

The European resource - CyberGhost recorded an increase in new users by almost 400%, and for USA this number doubled in April 2018, if compared, for example, with March. So, for USA users it is really more preferable to use European services than domestic ones, because the latter are forced to comply with local rules and block access to resources that have fallen into the disgrace of the authorities.

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Author: Jake Pinkman