The hacker group known as "Anonymous" through its Twitter account, warned the public about the security concerns of the famous Chinese application TikTok.
"Delete your tik talk now, if you know someone who is using it then explain to it that it is a malicious program run by the Chinese government that runs a huge espionage operation," he tweeted, ourAnonCentral.
A post was included in the tweet from the site "Reddit" that its owner says that he decoded the application by reverse engineering and reached these results that confirm the application collecting data on users.
Among the data that the application collects - by tweet - information of phone devices (including CPU type, number of sessions, device identifiers, screen dimensions, memory usage, disk space, etc.), in addition to other applications installed on the device (Including deleted apps).
Also information related to the network (such as the router's IP address, the name of the Wi-Fi point), whether the device is protected, what is the jailbreak code and the server that is running on your device to transfer media.
Delete TikTok now; if you know someone that is using it explain to them it is essentially malware operated by the Chinese government running a massive spying operation. https://t.co/J7N9FS7PvG
- Anonymous (@YourAnonCentral) July 1, 2020
Anonymous revenge on Tik Tok
What made Anonymus target Tik Tok is that anonymous users created a fake account on the application, and the group immediately explained that it does not have an account on the application through a tweet saying, "Anonymus does not have a Tik Tok account, and the application was created as a spyware by the Chinese government."
Anonymous has no Tik Tok account; that is an App created as spyware by the Chinese government. Just how Facebook / Instagram work as spyware for the US government. Bad actors will use our image and name to try and discredit us through unethical actions. https://t.co/TtGh9w2tpO
- Anonymous (@YourAnonCentral) June 6, 2020
Tik Tok has not yet commented on the allegations of the piracy group, and there are no assurances so far regarding the veracity of the circular reproduced.