Attention! Top 11 Latest Telegram App Scams to Watch Out For

As with most social networks, scammers are looking for ways to lure people out of their hard-earned money, and Telegram is no exception.

With more than 550 million active users, Telegram is one of the most popular messengers in the world. However, its popularity and high level of security have also made it a favorite among hackers and scammers. Scammers use social engineering tactics to get you to reveal personal information (PII) such as your credit card number,… Continue reading Attention! Top 11 Latest Telegram App Scams to Watch Out For

FBI study guide showed what data law enforcement officers can get from instant messengers

An FBI study guide has been made publicly available as part of a Freedom of Information law request filed by Property of the People, an American non-profit organization that deals with government transparency. The resulting document contains training tips for agents and explains what kind of data can be obtained from the operators of various… Continue reading FBI study guide showed what data law enforcement officers can get from instant messengers

Telegram for macOS did not delete self-destructing videos

Telegram developers have fixed a bug due to which self-destructing audio and video were not removed from devices running macOS. Let me remind you that in the secret chat mode, you cannot forward messages to other users, and it is also possible to configure automatic self-destruction of all messages and multimedia after a certain time.… Continue reading Telegram for macOS did not delete self-destructing videos

Researcher discovered vulnerability in Telegram, which allows to locate user

The researcher discovered a vulnerability in Telegram. The fact is that the messenger provides users with the “People Nearby” function, thanks to which it is possible to determine the location of a social network client with an accuracy of several tens of meters. Enthusiast Ahmed Hasan posted a message about the vulnerability found on his… Continue reading Researcher discovered vulnerability in Telegram, which allows to locate user

New T-RAT malware can be controlled via Telegram

G DATA’s specialists have published a report on the new T-RAT malware, which is being distributed for only $45. The main feature of the malware is that T-RAT allows controlling infected systems through the Telegram channel, and not through the web administration panel, as it is usually done. Malware creators claim that this provides faster… Continue reading New T-RAT malware can be controlled via Telegram

Magecart groupings extract stolen cards data via Telegram

An information security specialist known under the pseudonym Affable Kraut discovered that Magecart web skimmer operators extract stolen cards data through Telegram channels. He concluded this based on information obtained by Sansec, which specializes in combating digital skimming and Magecart attacks. Let me remind you that initially the name MageCart was assigned to one hack… Continue reading Magecart groupings extract stolen cards data via Telegram