Telegram Spam Alert: In the last 1 year, the number of users of Telegram has increased rapidly. At the same time, in view of its increasing use, cyber criminals have now started making people their victims through this platform as well. Recently it has been learned that hackers are hacking your PC and mobile by making a duplicate of Telegram Messenger App. After this, you are harming by stealing your personal and banking details. Let us tell you in detail what is the danger and how you can stay safe.
what is the danger
According to the report, hackers send links to users through different mediums. After clicking on this link, the duplicate app of Telegram is installed. After this hackers transfer Purple Fox Malware through this app. These malware also bypasses the anti-virus system. That is, even Anti-Virus is not successful in stopping this malware. Research has also revealed that in most cases, this fake Telegram app gets installed in the phone through a link on an email or a phishing website.
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Creates folder in phone
The report states that the fake Telegram app enters a compiled AutoIt (a freeware BASIC-like scripting language) script near the installer. It’s called “Telegram Desktop.exe”. This is the first phase of the attack. After this, this malware creates a new folder named “TextInputh” in the phone.
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keep these things in mind
- Do not click on any unknown link that comes on email, message or WhatsApp.
- Avoid visiting any suspicious website.
- Avoid downloading APK app if you want to install Telegram app.
- Download the app only from Google Play Store or App Store.