The media reported the possible hacking of the messenger Telegram the Russian special services
The Federal security service (FSB) managed to hack Telegram messenger, and its use may be unsafe from the standpoint of confidentiality. This is stated in the report of the retired British intelligence officer, whose report was in the hands of U.S. intelligence.
“Among other things, cyberoperations FSB was concerned about the Telegram — commercial service, zashifrovannoe which were of particular interest and has been an important goal for the FSB, not least thanks to his extensive use of Russian politicians and the opposition. He/she (source British spy. — RNS) given(a) to understand that at the present time FSB successfully cracked this software and its use is no longer safe,” the report says.
In an interview with Secretmag the founder of the messenger, Pavel Durov expressed distrust of the authenticity of the document.
“Join the Trump and “Wikileaks”. If the report had taken place (which is unlikely — BuzzFeed is not a source of reliable information), the wording “His / her understanding was that the FSB had cracked … this communication software” is likely to imply the authorization to intercept SMS Kozlowski and Alborov in April 2016,” — said Durov.
Telegram messenger developed by the founders of “Vkontakte” Pavel and Nikolai Durosimi on the basis of developed by Nikolai Durov Protocol MTProto. The creators of the service argue that access to the correspondence of the user cannot be obtained without identification data and unauthorized access to the device, and the service itself since the founding of the not passed “or bytes of information” to intelligence agencies.
In November 2015, during the hearings in the U.S. Senate Telegram was named General counsel of Apple, Bruce Sewell “one of the most hazardous applications,” because, according to him, he’s not cracking.
In may 2016 the members of the “Fund of struggle against corruption” Alexei Navalny George alburi and Oleg Kozlovsky complained about the hacking of their accounts in the Telegram. According to them, the hacking was made possible through the intervention of the operator MTS, which allowed unknown persons to obtain access codes to log in to the messenger. The devices themselves or messenger, they said, compromised when it was not.