Tech News Desk – Malware is now common in Android apps. Every day a list of Android apps that contain malware comes out. Google keeps filtering them from time to time, yet there seems to be no shortage in malware apps. Now anti-virus software company and security agency Kaspersky has said in one of its reports that a version of Telegram has been found on Google Play Store which comes with Trojan malware. Trojan is a spyware. This version of Telegram app is being called Evil Telegram.
The report says that the evil Telegram app has currently been removed from the Google Play Store, but before this, more than 1 crore people have downloaded this app. This app was uploaded by Chinese developers. The developers of Evil Telegram had claimed that it is faster than the original Telegram app. This app contained malicious code that was transmitting users’ personal information to developers.
Apart from the ID, surname, name, phone number and contact list of the Telegram app users, they were also reading text messages. The code of Trojan malware has been found from the code of this app. This app was reading the ID of all the incoming messages and was keeping an eye on every message. Evil Telegram app tgsync.s3. A temporary file named . was created which contained all the information about the users and the developers had access to this information.