French hacker Chingari maker Globsoft’s website called Malware: French hacker Robert Baptist has claimed that the Chingari developer Globsoft’s website is infected with malware.
Is the Chingari maker Globsoft’s website infected with malware? It has been said by noted French security researcher Robert Baptiste, who goes by the pseudonym Elliot Alderson on Twitter.
Posting on Twitter, Baptiste said: “Globusoft’s website, the company behind the Chingari, has been compromised by the so-called Indian Tiktok option. He said that all the pages in the site contained a malware script, which redirects users to pages around the web. At the time of writing, the Chingari team could not respond to a request for comment.
However, on Twitter, Chingari co-founder Sumit Ghosh posted:
Thanks to me for pointing out the wp issue, Spark was hooked up under GlobSoft and created by us, the Chingari app/website security and There is no compromise of any kind by our users. It is safely stored on dedicated and secure AWS instances.
We will fix the WP issue soon. He said, The Globesoft website and Chingari App have very different security/engineering teams and are completely unrelated. Chingari will soon be an independent company.
According to Baptist’s post, the site has been injected with a drop script to redirect users and includes a report on where this redirect goes.
Responding to Baptiste, another Twitter user (Citizen, whose bio states he is a UI developer) wrote that BitDefender detected cryptojacking malware on the Globesoft website. (French hacker Chingari maker Globsoft’s website called Malware)
In addition, using site checks from website security service Sukuri, they found that several instances of malware were found Gadgets360 technews checked it and tested several sites, including Chingari’s website, and only the Globesoft site took these warnings Closed.
It should be noted that the presence of this malware does not point to any issues in the Chingari app, although Baptist mentioned in his last post on the subject, it raises questions.
The Chingari was released on Google Play and the App Store and surpassed 2.5 million downloads last week. The free app bears little resemblance to TikTok, but reviews left on Google Play raised issues such as slowing down the app, showing only a few videos, and crashing periodically.
There seems to be a lot of support because the app is made in India. A review on Google Play stated, “Downloaded to promote the Indian Dev, but still has a long way to go in the mainstream compared to Tiktok.”
After Tiktok, as well as 58 other ‘Chinese’ apps, got banned by the government on Monday, there has been increased interest in alternatives that people can use instead, and Spark, with another app, Mitron, gained a lot of attention did. On Wednesday, another TikTok competitor HiPi was launched by Zee5.
After the ban on TikTalk, Chimari co-founder Sumit Ghosh took to social media to share how many people were downloading the app, and how many videos were being watched.
Sumit Ghosh said, This is a very good step taken by the Government of India and India’s Ministry of IT. For a very long time, TikTok has been spying on users and sending data back to China.