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Cybercriminals Using Telegram Messenger to Control ToxicEye Malware

Hackers are increasingly abusing Telegram as a “command-and-control” system to distribute malware into organizations that could then be used to capture sensitive information from targeted systems. Researchers from cybersecurity firm Check Point have identified no fewer than 130 attacks over the past three months that make use of a new multi-functional remote access trojan called “ToxicEye” The malware also sports a range of exploits that allows it to steal data, transfer and delete files, terminate processes, deploy a keylogger, hijack the computer’s microphone and camera to record audio and video.


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