Cybersecurity company Kaspersky Labs recently found that hackers had been exploiting a flaw in messaging app Telegram to infect user’s devices with a cryptocurrency mining malware.

It was said that the attackers used a Telegram feature that reverses the order of characters to rename files. Kaspersky added that the malware was found in Russia and its code had clues indicating the involvement of Russian cybercriminals.

Telegram founder Pavel Durov said that the flaw was not a true vulnerability on Telegram Desktop, but rather a form of social engineering since the user still had to open the file before the attackers are able to gain remote access to the system.

Source: CCN

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