Telegram is a convenient chat app. Even malware creators think so! ToxicEye is a RAT malware program that piggybacks on Telegram’s network, communicating with its creators through the popular chat service.
Early in 2021, scores of users left WhatsApp for messaging apps promising better data security after the company’s announcement that it would share user metadata with Facebook by default. A lot of those people went to competing apps Telegram and Signal.
Telegram was the most downloaded app, with over 63 million installations in January of 2021, according to Sensor Tower. Telegram chats aren’t end-to-end encrypted like Signal chats, and now, Telegram has another problem: malware.