Telegram flaw has allowed attackers to perform crypto mining malware, ahead of possible ICO

It has been reported by Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab, that there are vulnerabilities in Telegram’s desktop version of the organisation’s messaging app. The flaw found is said to have allowed attackers to install mining malware on users' computers. This however was denied by the founder of Telegram.

The Kaspersky report, Cybercriminals reportedly used the malware to mine the likes of Monero, Zcash and Fantomcoin, among other cryptocurrencies. It was also noted that within the report, that they found a stolen cache of Telegram data on one of the attackers' servers.

Telegram is an extremely popular messaging service app. The popularity really came due to its key feature of messages being encrypted. However, its security model has received notable criticism by cryptography experts.

This all comes ahead of Telegram’s planned ICO, which is still yet to be confirmed of all official details from the organisation.

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