Evil Telegram doppelganger attacks Chinese users

UPDATE 11.09.2023. Google has informed us that all the apps were deleted from the Google Play store

A while ago Kaspersky researchers discovered a bunch of Telegram mods on Google Play with descriptions in traditional Chinese, simplified Chinese and Uighur. The vendor says these are the fastest apps which use a distributed network of data processing centers around the world.

What can possibly be wrong with a Telegram mod duly tested by Google Play and available through the official store? Well, lots of things, as a matter of fact: not only do threat actors find ways to penetrate Google Play, but they also sell their stuff. So, Kaspersky went on to analyze the messenger mod.

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Source: Kaspersky