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Messaging service Telegram hit by DDoS cyber attack

June 12 (Reuters) - Messaging service provider Telegram has been hit by a "powerful" distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack and users in the United States and other countries may experience connection issues, the company said in a tweet on Wednesday.

Telegram did not immediately respond to a request for more details on the attack.

In DDoS attacks, hijacked or virus-infected computers are used to target websites. (Reporting by Vibhuti Sharma in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D'Silva)