Discovering the totok messaging application is a government's message tool


Network security | The majority of ToTok users live in the UAE, but recently the number of users in the US has increased rapidly.

According to Engadget, US officials told the New York Times that the ToTok messaging app was essentially a spy tool of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government.

Specifically, intelligence documents say the UAE uses ToTok to read user messages, track location (wearing a weather forecast feature), identify social relationships and view photos / videos. use for sharing.

The majority of ToTok users live in the UAE, but recently the number of users in the US has increased rapidly.

ToTok was developed by a company called Breej Holding, actually owned by DarkMatter, a cyber espionage agency operated by UAE intelligence officials and former NSA military intelligence officers, Israel. The application is also related to Pax AI, a data mining company based in the UAE intelligence agency (top photo). The app itself is a modified version of the YeeCall messaging app of Chinese origin.

All agencies in question declined to comment. The FBI only warns users about the "potential risks" that the application may pose, without saying anything more.

Both Apple and Google have removed ToTok from the app store. According to Google, ToTok has violated the policy, while Apple is still reviewing the application. Despite being removed, millions of people downloading ToTok became victims when the UAE completely had access to the information they exchanged on the application.