ToTok messenger, downloaded more than 2 million times, has been removed from the App Store and Google Play. An application is believed to collect data from its users and employ it for the sake of cybercriminal activity.
A popular app
ToTok gathered momentum a few months ago, when users started downloading it to call their family and friends. The app became extremely popular in the United Arab Emirates. Moreover, downloads were spotted from people living in the Middle East, North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. A decision to remove ToTok was made after American authorities announced the app to be a spying tool to track user’s activity.
ToTok company is said to be most likely connected to cybersecurity firm DarkMatter in Abu Dhabi. But despite all allegations, ToTok co-founders published a note on their official page, claiming not being involved in any of the abovementioned.
In addition, the developers believe the removal to be a temporary measure and the app to be restored soon. Those who have downloaded ToTok can still use the app but assuming the risks of data leaking, Hello VPN does not recommend to risk the private information you share.
Safe calls via VPN provider
Using Hello VPN you can call your family and friends whenever you want. In particular from the United Arab Emirates, where WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and other apps are partly banned. We offer a high level of security, and we don’t collect your data. Besides, Hello VPN does not interrupt your connection: you can make voice and video calls with no worries.