Losses from disconnecting the Internet in Belarus: more than $2 million per hour

Netblocks service says about losses of $56 million per day. That is, every hour of Internet disconnection cost Belarus more than $2 million. The estimate includes losses from stopping Internet banking, taxis, cartography, online stores, and other services.

In just 61 hours of massive blackouts since July 9, the damage is $141 million. The estimate includes losses from stopping Internet banking, taxis, cartography, online stores, and other services.

According to experts interviewed by the publication, the country’s authorities grossly imitated problems with the Internet, which they rushed to attribute to external influences.

In reality, 80% of the country’s Internet was disabled at the level of the IPv6 protocol, which can only be done by two state providers of the backbone Internet, writes the service for combating DDoS attacks Qrator Labs.

On the eve, IT startups in Belarus called on the authorities to stop violence against civilians in the country. They signed an open letter, where they noted that the country’s technological development is under threat.

Also the day before, searches were carried out in the offices of Yandex and Uber in Minsk.