With billions of users worldwide, there is no denying that WhatsApp is the most popular messaging platform on the planet. However, the Facebook-owned app is also a gold mine for unethical hackers looking to profit from the plight of WhatsApp users.
Fraudsters have been taking advantage of WhatsApp users by leaking their chats or selling their personal information on the dark web. Scammers are attempting to use a hack that can steal access to your WhatsApp and even access your personal messages in one such attempt.
Hackers are sending a text message to registered WhatsApp users that reads, “Hello, sorry, I sent you a 6-digit code by mistake, could you please pass it to me?” According to the Daily Express, the situation is urgent.
If you receive such a message, it is best to ignore it. Otherwise, you risk losing your data while also losing access to your WhatsApp account.
Here are some of the ways in which hackers are targeting WhatsApp users.
To begin, you will receive a message containing a six-digit code, which is the verification code generated by WhatsApp at the request of hackers. You will now receive a message from hackers posing as one of your friends, asking you to share the six-digit code sent by WhatsApp.
Please keep in mind that you should not open any messages from the hackers and should delete them on the first attempt. You may lose access to WhatsApp if you share the code with the hacker.