Decrypted Telegram bot chatter was found to actually be a new Windows malware, dubbed GoodSender, which uses the messenger platform to listen and wait for commands.

Forcepoint researchers discovered what it described as a “fairly simple” year old malware that creates a new administrator account that enables remote desktop once it infects a victim’s device.

The attacker then uses Telegram to communicate with the malware and send HTTPS protected instructions.

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