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Big danger on Signal! Phone numbers of users can be accessed by hackers

Highlights

The phone numbers of about 1,900 users have been exposed in a phishing attack on Twilio Inc.
Twilio Inc. provides verification services to Signal.
An attacker can try to re-register the number on another device.

Due to social media, the more we stay connected with others, the more the danger from it is also increasing. Hacking news has increased rapidly. Meanwhile, a similar news has come to the fore regarding the messaging platform Signal. Encrypted messaging service Signal said that a phishing attack on Twilio Inc earlier this month exposed the phone numbers of about 1,900 users. Twilio Inc. provides verification services for signals.

Through a blog post, the company said, the attacker can also access the SMS verification code used for registration with Signal, but the message history, profile information and contact list cannot be traced.

“An attacker may attempt to re-register the number on another device or may know that their number is registered in Signal,” it said. Twilio, which disclosed the attack earlier this month, said it was helping Signal investigate it.

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The San Francisco, California-based company has 2,56,000 businesses on its list of customers, including Ford Motor, Mercado Libre and HSBC.

Threats to Android phones, tablets
Apart from this, recently Meta has issued a red alert for Android phone and tablet users. It has been told that a new type of dangerous malware has been detected, which is hiding in popular apps like WhatsApp and YouTube. Meta in its Quarterly Adversarial Threat Report 2022 mentions Dracarys malware, which is hiding in cloned versions of popular apps. It has been told in the report that this virus is making its way not only in WhatsApp and YouTube but also in Signal, Telegram, and many custom chat applications.

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The latest report has revealed that the Dracaris malware is named after the dragon of Game of Thrones Battle Cry, which is being run by the APT hacking group. It has been told that this hacking group is attacking the users of UK, New Zealand, India and Pakistan.

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