Equipment for filtering traffic, according to the head of Roskomnadzor Andrey Lipov, prevented more than 421 million access attempts, including DDoS attacks. He also noted that it was precisely this that was used during the deliberate slowdown of Twitter in Russia.
“Every day, equipment (TSPU, technical means of countering threats . – Kommersant ) prevents over 421 million access attempts. Now we are talking about twelve categories of threats, including bypassing blocking, DDoS attacks and others, ”said Mr. Lipov in an interview with Kommersant. He said that since 2014, the technology that allows you to slow down traffic, developed, “and now on March 10, applied to Twitter.”
Providers are required to establish TSPUs under the Sovereign Internet Law, which entered into force on November 1, 2019. In accordance with it, devices performing deep filtering of traffic must restrict access to prohibited sites.
In March, Roskomnadzor announced that it had begun slowing down Twitter in Russia due to publications with prohibited information. The regulator threatened to block the service if the publications were not deleted. On May 17, Roskomnadzor abandoned its intention to block Twitter and lifted the speed limit on stationary devices.
About actions in relation to Twitter – in an interview with Kommersant “The owner of the fence is responsible for what is written on it.”