Not long ago it was reported that WhatsApp accounts were being hacked in Karachi. There was a group of hackers that was actively involved in hacking WhatsApp accounts of Pakistanis mostly based in Karachi. Federal Investigation Authority (FIA), Cyber Crime wing received numerous complaints where the people said that the hackers hacked their accounts and asked for a money transfer through the bank if they wanted to get back the hold of their accounts.
Now we must tell our reading hacking is not easy especially of these social media apps as they have a secure system. Hacking is mostly done by taking the owners’ help knowingly or unknowingly. Hackers usually tempt you through certain links or other acts. If you open a malicious link, it can allow hackers access to your account. For instance, a link can download a malware in your app that can be used to steal your security information.
So the question is that how to remain secure?
Firstly you must not open links you are unsure about. Also, don’t give your phone to people you don’t trust. When using open Wi-Fi’s be extremely careful. Try and use proxy browsers on the system you don’t trust.
If you are not careful hackers can misuse your account. Thus it is important to remain cautious.
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