Spyware versions of Telegram, Signal exploited millions via Google Play

  • Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky revealed ‘Evil Telegram’, with spyware-infected versions of Telegram and Signal on Google Play.
  • Fake apps disguised as Uyghur, Simplified and Traditional Chinese versions had malicious features sending sensitive user data to an actor-controlled server.
  • Despite looking like official apps, they contained a spying module, unknowingly downloaded by millions before being removed by Google.
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