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"Friends don’t let friends get spied on.' – Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation and longtime advocate of privacy in technology.

Telegram Fork Leaks Data of 42 Million Users

Do you use the Telegram mobile and desktop messaging app? If so, your username, phone numbers, user account IDs and secret keys are possibly now in the hands of hackers, identity thieves, credit card thieves, and government agencies of many different governments.

Details are available at https://decrypt.co/24034/telegram-fork-leaks-data-of-42-million-users.

Categories: Identity Theft, Offline Privacy & Security

1 reply

  1. “The data file comprised a list of 42 million records, including the usernames, phone numbers, user account IDs and secret keys for each user.”
    That’s why I don’t like the idea of using a phone number to register.

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