Telegram users are actively being targeted by a new piece of Malware called. This Malware is currently being distributed via Telegram channels, hidden in download links that attempt to lure the users via software downloads or media articles.
Security researchers at Alien Labs discovered that the Malware, once installed, can be remotely controlled and can perform defense evasion techniques (turn off Anti Virus), obtain system persistence, log user keystrokes, collect system information, and upload data. The remote attacker can even download and run software on your device.
How do you protect yourself?
- Never click on a link unless you trust the source, and even if you do trust the source, be extra careful. (Where did they get the link?)
- Before opening any links, run them through the Incognito Website Checker (See below)
- Never install software from unknown sources.
- Reboot your computer and smartphone once per day to clear out any temporary memory attacks
Please let me know if you need any help with this or with anything else.
All the best,
Incognito Privacy Care Team