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Access to the Flightradar24 website is restricted due to malicious activity

Flight tracking service Flightradar24 has restricted access due to malicious activity. This is stated in the message on the website on August 2.

“In order to prevent malicious activity while we continue to fend off attacks on our systems, we have limited the number of actions per minute on the Flightradar24 website,” the statement said.

The service offers to re-enter the main page after an indefinite time, as well as follow updates on Twitter.

“Unfortunately, you have exceeded your limit and your session has been suspended. If this happened during regular use of Flightradar24, we apologize for the inconvenience. Please wait a moment and refresh the page to continue using Flightradar24.

The suspension of the site may be due to increased attention to the flights of the Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi. On August 2, the Boeing C-40C she is believed to be on board took off from Malaysia towards the United States, but turned towards Taiwan over Indonesia. According to Flightradar24 at 13:25 Moscow time, 330,000 users watched this flight.

On August 2, it became known that Taipei Taoyuan Airport received a message on Tuesday threatening to plant three explosive devices to disrupt a visit to Taiwan by a US representative, although she was supposed to fly to another airport. Pelosi is expected to arrive at Songshan Airport in Taipei around 22:30 local time (17:30 Moscow time). And on Wednesday, August 3, she is due to visit the Legislative Yuan (Taiwan’s parliament) and meet with the island’s leadership, including Chief of Staff Tsai Ing-wen. After that, around noon, she will leave the island, completing her brief visit.

According to Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, Russia is absolutely in solidarity with China regarding its position on Taiwan, therefore, it believes that Pelosi’s visit to the island state, which is not recognized by China, only provokes an increase in tension in the region.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, commenting on the news that China has suspended imports of a number of food products from Taiwan, which was heard against the backdrop of a possible visit to the island by Nancy Pelosi, indicated that the United States was destabilizing the situation in the world.

Official relations between the PRC government and its island province were interrupted in 1949, when the Kuomintang forces, led by Chiang Kai-shek, who lost in the civil war with the Communist Party of China, moved to Taiwan. Contact between the island and mainland China resumed in the late 1980s. The US openly supports the Taiwan authorities.

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