23rd April 2021, Kathmandu
Hackers are leveraging the popular Telegram messaging app by embedding its code inside a remote access trojan (RAT) dubbed ToxicEye, new research has found. A victim’s computer infected with the ToxicEye malware is controlled via a hacker-operated Telegram messaging account.
The ToxicEye malware can take over file systems, install ransomware, and leak data from victim’s PCs, according to researchers at Check Point Software Technologies.
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Check Point said it tracked more than 130 cyberattacks in the last three months that leveraged ToxicEye, which was being managed by threat actors over Telegram.