Recently, a cybersecurity expert nicknamed CIA Officer has warned Telegram users about a malicious code called “Smoke Night”.
According to the CIA Officer, Smoke Night malware is very dangerous because it takes advantage of Telegram’s automatic file download feature to spread malicious code, users infected with this malicious code, the risk of having their cryptocurrency wallet stolen is very high. .
“Telegram users should be aware, Smoke Night malware is very dangerous, it can copy your login information and steal your cryptocurrency wallet,” warned the CIA Officer.
CIA Officer describes:
“Smoke Night is easy to spread because hackers just need to send an infected file to any group chat, Telegram’s automatic data download feature will download this malicious code to the victim’s computer, then the malicious code will access the activity history and take screenshots of the victim to send to a server managed by the hacker”
Even if the victim does not open the infected file, the hacker can copy important information on the machine.
In particular, the CIA Officer said that hackers often drop this type of malicious code into cryptocurrency groups, because their purpose is to steal cryptocurrency.
Warning ❗️ An attack on thematic @telegram crypto chats ongoing now. The attackers use an account named “Smokes Night” to spread Echelon malware by dropping a file into the chat room.
TLDR: Disable auto-downloading in Telegram settings right now.
👇 See the thread below 👇
— CIA Officer (@officer_cia) December 25, 2021
Finally, the CIA Officer advises Telegram users, especially crypto investors, to immediately turn off the auto-download feature on Telegram to avoid wallet theft.
To disable Telegram’s auto-download feature on your phone: go to Settings -> Data & Storage -> Automatic Media Download -> Disabled All.
Trên máy tính: Settings -> Advance -> Automatic Media Download -> Private chats, groups, channels -> Files -> Disabled.