WhatsApp is one of the most used processors in Italy and in the world and for this reason, it is often the scene of scams and scams. In fact, many victims who are deceived every day by hackers and criminals become more and more efficient over time.
In fact, the maximum warning to the recipients of these messages is because they may block our WhatsApp account and steal our data
As happened last New Year 2020, this year too many people are already getting suspicious messages on WhatsApp.
In practice these hackers, pretending to be acquaintances with us with a lot of profile photos, start the conversation by sending happy holidays. Then, as if asking for emergency help, they turn around and try to execute the popular “6-digit code” scam.
Basically, using another number, these criminals claim to have mistakenly sent a 6-digit code to our number. At this point, they are asked to send the above code to unlock their phone.
However, in reality, the 6-digit code that WhatsApp sends us is real and only refers to our account. So, once the above code is sent to the hacker, he can plug it into his device and log in to our WhatsApp in a few seconds. From this moment on, we lose control of our account permanently, while the hacker accesses all our data.
In fact, he can read and download all of our chats, view contacts, and spy on our multimedia and text content. So, it can view and download our personal photos and videos as well as passwords and other codes.
How to protect yourself in these situations
So, this year too we saw that the recipients of these messages have the maximum alert because they can block our WhatsApp account and steal our data.
If we fall into this trap, the immediate thing to do is to uninstall the application from our smartphone.
Doing so would cost us all our data, but at least we would not have given the hacker so much time to steal our account. Second, it is necessary to contact competent authorities. Reporting Record what happened and, if necessary, the complaint.
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