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Kaspersky Says Telegram Flaw Used for Cryptocurrency Mining

  • Hackers mined Monero, ZCash installing malware via Telegram
  • Telegram positions itself as protected messenger, holds ICO
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Hackers have been able to exploit a vulnerability in the Telegram messaging app’s desktop client to earn units of cryptocurrencies such as Monero and ZCash, according to Kaspersky Lab.

Telegram is one of the most popular messaging hubs used by members of the cryptocurrency community.