Telegram is witnessing a sharp rise in the activities of cybercriminals

Telegram is witnessing a sharp rise in the activities of cybercriminals
Telegram is witnessing a sharp rise in the activities of cybercriminals

Cybercriminals use Telegram years ago, because it’s encrypted and easily accessible according to a recent investigation by the Financial Times and the Electronic Intelligence Group Cyberint Despite this, there was a “100% rise in cybercriminals’ use of the Telegram” Recently. The Financial Times says that the rise in criminal activity on the application came after users flocked to it after a change in the privacy policy of WhatsApp, according to what was reported by the website. Engadget.

If you remember, WhatsApp asked its users to accept a revised policy allowing it to share data with its parent company, , earlier this year. Users were angry, and had to WhatsApp To make it clear that he is still unable to read their private communications. Yet people have migrated to competitors that offer similar secure messaging capabilities – for Telegram This has apparently led to an increase in criminal activity conducted through the app.

According to investigators, there is a growing network of hackers sharing and selling data leaks in channels with tens of thousands of subscribers. The number of times mentioned “Email:  pass” And “Combo” In the past year the application increased by four times. Some of the data dumps circulating on the app contain 300,000 to 600,000 combinations of email and password for gaming and email services. Cybercriminals also sell financial information, such as credit card numbers, passport copies, and hacking tools through the app.

و .وضح Tal Samra Cyber ​​Threat Analyst at Cyberint Its encrypted messaging service is increasingly popular among threat actors who engage in fraudulent activity and sell stolen data because it is more convenient to use than the dark web. Samra said that in addition to being more convenient than the dark web, Telegram is less likely to be monitored by authorities.

did Telegram By removing the channel where massive data sets are sold with email and password combinations after being notified FT company. In a statement she said Telegram Also it “has a policy to remove personal data that is shared without consent” and that it has “a growing force of professional intermediaries” removing 10,000 public communities every day for violating them. TOS. Earlier this year, these mediators had to monitor hundreds of channels to monitor calls for violence after the attack on the US Capitol.

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