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In a post on the allegedly official Twitter account of the hacker group Anonymous, with more than 6.4 million followers, the hacker group called China’s TikTok a “spy tool,” while also calling people Please remove TikTok from the device.
Delete TikTok now, if you know someone is using TikTok, explain to them that it is actually malware for spying purposes, ”Anonymous posted on his Twitter page.
Anonymous’s statement, along with the content of a Reddit member’s analysis, showed that the TikTok app will exploit disturbing information, including information about smartphone hardware, list of applications. have installed on the device and specifically TikTok can determine if the smartphone has been rooted (for Android) or jailbroken (for iPhone) or not.
Anonymous team Face MaskKnowing whether a smartphone is rooted or jailbroken can allow hackers to take advantage of security holes to attack users’ smartphones, but there is no evidence that TikTok does this. .
The announcement of Anonymous came just days after the Indian government issued a ban on 59 applications from China, including popular applications such as TikTok, WeChat, UC Browser … on the grounds that the applications This affects Indian sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Notably, this is not the first time Anonymous has identified TikTok as a spy tool, and the hacker group claims never to use TikTok.
“Anonymous does not have a TikTok account, it is an application created to track users by China, similar to how Facebook / Instagram works to track users of the US government,” Anonymous once posted. Download it on your Twitter page in June to criticize TikTok and Facebook.
The TikTok app has also caught the eye of the US government with concerns that it collects user information and is used for intelligence purposes. Many government agencies, the military, the US Navy … have banned staff and soldiers from using TikTok for concerns of security and confidentiality issues.