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The SafetyDetectives cybersecurity team has uncovered a store in the Dark Web alleging insider access to Telegram servers.

For the non-negotiable price of 20,000 USD, the merchant claims to have unhindered access to Telegram servers “through their employees”; in other words, thanks to at least one insider contact.

The trade offer was discovered on a darknet marketplace for sellers worldwide. However, as with many traders on the Dark Web, it is difficult to verify claims made by individuals concerning their illegal products and services.

What is Telegram?

Telegram is a popular instant messaging service and app. Founded by Pavel Durov and Nikolai Durov, Telegram places a premium on security by supporting end-to-end encrypted messaging, voice, and video calls.

In recent years, Telegram has shifted from a consumer focus to also cater to business users.

Telegram has over 700 million monthly active users and is one of the ten most downloaded apps in the world.

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