Meet ‘Gophish’, the open source Phishing Toolkit that simulates real world phishing attacks

2 min read

Phishing attacks these days are a common phenomenon. Fraudsters use technical tricks and social engineering to deceive users into revealing sensitive personal information such as usernames, passwords, account IDs, credit card details and social security numbers through fake emails.

Gophish provides a framework to simulate real-world phishing attacks. This enables industries to avail phishing training to make employees more aware of security in their business. Gophish is an open-source phishing toolkit written in Golang, specially designed for businesses and penetration testers. It is  This means that the Gophish releases do not have any dependencies. It’s easy to set up and run and can be hosted in-house.

Here are some of the features of Gophish

#1 Ease of use

Users can easily create or import pixel-perfect phishing template while customizing their templates in their browser itself. Phishing emails can be scheduled and can be sent in the background. Results of the simulation are delivered in near real-time.

#2 Cross Platform

Gophish can be used across platforms like Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux.

#3 Full REST API

The framework is powered with REST API. Gophish’s Python client makes it really easy to work with the API.

#4 Real-Time Results

Results obtained by Gophish are updated automatically. Users can view a timeline for every recipient, track if the email was opened, link clicks, submitted credentials, and more.

Damage caused by phishing in a corporate environment can have dangerous repercussions like loss or misuse of confidential data, ruining the consumer’s trust in the brand, use of corporate network resources etc.

The Gophish framework aims to help industry professionals learn how to tackle phishing attacks with its ease of setup, use, and powerful results.
To learn more about how to use Gophish and its benefits, head over to their official Blog.

Read Next

Google’s Protect your Election program: Security policies to defend against state-sponsored phishing attacks, and influence campaigns

Microsoft claims it halted Russian spear phishing cyberattacks

IBM launches Industry’s first ‘Cybersecurity Operations Center on Wheels’ for on-demand cybersecurity support