It has become known that Telegram messenger has been infected with ransomware during the first month of its operation after the launch. Thus, Russian-speaking victims were sent messages saying thanks to them for helping with $78 ‘Young Programmers Fund’.
This is a sustainable signal that Telecrypt writers have dropped the ball and today they will need to solve the issue. It has been known from the experts’ research that if an adversary has a copy of at least one file, he is ready to decrypt all other files. This kind of malware can waste trustful customer’s money and confidence in the messenger’s methods of encryption.
Although the messenger has undergone the attack, the crypto solution used for communicating through the app is good and many users are to wait for Telegram’s renovation. Meanwhile the expectation, any customer should think about VPN usage, as the technology is able to protect your online life and offers a guaranteed defense for all your applications including the infected one.