Malicious Variants of Signal and Telegram Discovered on App Stores

  • Slovak cyber firm ESET uncovered two malicious apps, Signal Plus Messenger and FlyGram, collecting Android user data.
  • These apps were trojanized versions of Signal and Telegram, found on Google Play and Samsung Galaxy store, belonging to the BadBazaar malware family.
  • The fake Telegram could extract sensitive user details, with a feature for backing up the app’s data to a hacker-controlled server.
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