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Crooks use Telegram bots and Google Forms to automate phishing

April 7, 2021

Group-IB, a global threat hunting and adversary-centric cyber intelligence company, has found that cybercriminals increasingly often use legitimate services such as Google Forms and Telegram to obtain user data stolen on phishing websites. Alternative ways to obtain data help cybercriminals keep it safe and start using the information immediately. In addition, ready-to-go platforms that automate phishing and which are available on the darknet also have Telegram bots at their core, with an admin panel that is used to manage the entire process of the phishing attack and keep financial records linked to them.

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