Spyware posing as fake Telegram “mods” has been downloaded by thousands of people on Google Play. This is a serious issue for business users.
Mods, or modified applications, are widely recognized as an integral part of the Telegram ecosystem for enhancing the functionality of the popular messaging client. Mods are applications that include all the essential functionality of an official client, but are enhanced with an array of amazing additional features. Telegram actively encourages this type of development and considers it completely legitimate.
Unknown threat actors are using the official acceptance of Telegram mods to create a new way for cyberespionage, called “Evil Telegram.” This information comes from research by Kaspersky.
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