Just like social media accounts, Telegram accounts are hijacking targets — especially if they are linked to channels with a lot of subscribers. Such accounts were in the crosshairs of a recent wave of attacks. This post explains how it happens and what to do about it. Let’s go!
How are Telegram accounts hacked and stolen?
The short answer is: phishing. The user receives a message from a Telegram account with an official-sounding nickname (say, TelegramAdmin) stating that suspicious activity has been detected on their account and that the user must provide account confirmation or the account will be blocked. A link is provided to confirm the account.