Representatives of the Telegram messenger contacted the editors of iXBT.com about recent note, which stated that messages are stored on Telegram servers in plain text, without any encryption to protect users’ personal data.
The article claims that Telegram stores user data in plain text. It is not true. Everything stored in the Telegram cloud is securely encrypted.
Recall that Telegram was reproached by Moxie Marlinspike, founder of the Signal messaging platform. Even Facebook Messenger offers a minimum standard end-to-end encryption protocol on its servers, according to Marlinspike. However, anyone with access to Telegram services has direct access to the entire database of unprotected user data. However, Moxie Marlinspike did not confirm his accusations against Telegram.
However, we now have an official Telegram comment, so the topic can be considered closed.