There is, as always - easy fix for that. And XDA member bamsbamx made a flashable .ZIP which fixes the bug by placing a init.d script to your system.
For those you want to know the details:
/system/bin/iptables -A OUTPUT -d 18.104.22.168/24 -j DROP
/system/bin/iptables -A OUTPUT -d 22.214.171.124/16 -j DROP
It's a clever way how to solve the problem the best way.
Don't forget to make a nandroid backup before flashing the zip in a case of sudden problems.
As we Android users well know, nothing is for sure especially in flashing zips. If the mod makes any problems and you want to revert back, just delete the file: