Scam Cryptobot Detected in Telegram

June 27, 2018

A bot was found in Telegram which offers bitcoins for installing an app.

ESET experts have detected a virus in Telegram used by scammer to steal information from Android devices. The research has shown that the virus attacks just when a user installs application to get the promised free bitcoins. HeroRat Trojan comes along to the device and provides for full access to user data.

Note that antivirus cannot handle the Trojan as it is controlled via messenger bot. So it’s better to stay cautious and not take the bait.

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