Date: 6 months ago   Category: Internet

Experts have warned about risk of the largest leakage of personal data through Telegram Passport — Rambler News Service


Photo: Sergey to Skates/TASS the Telegram Passport Service is potentially subject to risk of large-scale leakage of personal data as the documents loaded into him will allow malefactors to get access to accounts of users in bank services, the protection expert has reported to RNS Group-IB blockchain projects Ilya Obushenko. "Despite obvious pluses, the technology is potentially subject to risk of a large-scale compromise. These 200 million users are almost like oil in the industry 4.0. If such service is compromised, there can possibly be one of the largest leakages of personal data which can lead to loss of a large number of money of users. Use of such documents will allow malefactors to get access to accounts on tens different services, including bank" — Obushenko has told. The CEO and the founder of the software developer company for authentication of the digital documents Oz Forensics Artem Gerasimov has warned that in the black markets of a services sector can appear Telegram accounts with fake identification information. "In case of possible theft Telegram account the malefactor will have an opportunity to undergo identification and to be registered on various resources. Emergence in the black markets of a services sector on sale Telegram accounts with fake identification information isn't excluded" — the expert has noted. Earlier Telegram declared start of a uniform way of authorization for services where confirmation of the personality, Telegram Passport is necessary. The system allows to load once documents by means of a messenger, and then to share data with the services demanding confirmation of the personality. Documents and personal data will be stored in Telegram cloud with use of through enciphering. All data are transferred to the recipient directly, and the messenger can't get access to them.

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