Important warning for Telegram users that devices and PCs are being hacked by a Windows-based malware, which was being delivered by fake Telegram Messenger app installers. The malware can stay hidden from installed anti-virus systems, steal your data and downloads other malicious files into the system.
fake Telegram Messenger apps are hacking PCs with Windows-based ‘Purple Fox’ malware. Cyber-security researchers have warned that this malware puts your information at risk. Purple Fox is a highly sophisticated malware that launches multiple attacks and has a low detection rate.
The malware can evade the search of the anti-virus systems. It can hack your device and steal your important data. The fake installers for Telegram messaging application deliver the malware into the system.
large number of malicious installers delivering the ‘Purple Fox’ rootkit version using the same attack chain. The malware seems to have come via email, and others were were said to be downloaded from phishing websites.
every stage is separated to a several small files. In this way, the malware starts to infect the system step by step without being detected by anti-virus.
The fake Telegram application can be used to steal FileZilla, NordVPN, and NordVPN login credentials, cryptocurrency wallets, credit card details, cookies, autofill data, and passwords stored on Google Chrome browser, passwords saved on Mozilla Firefox browser, obtain geographical location and retrieve arbitrary files.