Hackers Have Found A Way To Compromise TikTok

(RoyalPatriot.com )- According to a report, hackers used TikTok’s “invisible challenge” to steal users’ passwords, credit card information, and Discord accounts.

The TikTok challenge required participants to film themselves naked while using the “Invisible Body” filter on the video-sharing website to make their bodies appear invisible.

The most recent trend on TikTok, owned by Beijing-based ByteDance, has over 27 million views under the hashtag #invisiblefilter.

According to Bleeping Computer, hackers have capitalized on the challenge by creating videos claiming to offer a special “unfiltering” filter that will remove the TikTok filter and expose users’ bodies. The software provided by the hackers is allegedly fraudulent and instead installs the “WASP Stealer (Discord Token Grabber)” malware on users’ devices, allowing the hackers to steal passwords and credit card information stored on phones. The software can also steal cryptocurrency wallets.

According to a software security company, two TikTok users posted videos promoting the alleged software and a link to join a Discord server named “discord.gg/unfilter” to receive it. The two accounts have since been removed from TikTok, but over 30,000 users have joined the Discord server.

According to August data from the Pew Research Center, sixty-seven percent of 13- to 17-year-olds in the United States use TikTok. The information was derived from a survey of 1,316 American adolescents.

Washington officials have repeatedly warned that TikTok poses threats to national security and that user data could fall into the hands of the Chinese Communist Party.  The company has denied these allegations and stated that it stores user data on servers located outside of China and does not provide Beijing with access to this information.

Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.) introduced legislation prohibiting TikTok from operating in the United States earlier this month.

In an op-ed published in The Washington Post in November, the senators stated that the Chinese social media app posed a significant threat to national security.

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States is examining TikTok for potential national security risks.

Perhaps another sternly written letter will end TikTok’s shenanigans.