Latest WhatsApp, unprecedented scam: thousands of users scammed

Latest WhatsApp, unprecedented scam: thousands of users scammed

Still an alert related to users’ cybersecurity. As it turns out, an unprecedented WhatsApp scam has exploded in the past few days. Here’s what you need to do to best defend yourself

In between Phishing threats, malware alerts, planned attacks e.g. by hackers and so on, it is becoming increasingly difficult to defend yourself online these days. We must know how to defend ourselves, perhaps with the help of tools as useful as possible a good VPN or antivirus. WhatsApp hacker 20220922 mobiles.itWatch out for the latest scams on WhatsApp. There is one specific to a message sent by cyber criminals (Adobe Stock)

But also simply by using common sense and prudence, which is never too much. THE cybercriminals In fact, they are increasingly investigating foolproof methods to lure potential victims, often inexperienced, into their traps. The last big alarm comes right out police post and concerns Whatsapp.

Fraud on WhatsApp, what it is and how to defend yourself

The latest dangerous scam particularly affects users of Whatsapp. It seems that a dangerous system has been developed that could have serious consequences for you potential victims. “Beware of the link sent by a contact in your address book accompanied by a message like ‘Hi, I accidentally sent you a code, could you send it back to me?’ is a phishing attempt to steal your information and steal your identity. If you reply to the message, you might even become a victim of a scam,” she explained police post with a note.

WhatsApp hacker 20220922 mobiles.itThe alarm was raised directly by the postal police (Adobe Stock).

It is therefore the classic chain of Sant’Antonio, beginning with the circular letter of a message. We have to be very careful because cyber criminals could get their hands on this system first of all contacts stored in the address book to get the scam rolling even more. To better defend yourself, the first advice is to never share the codes received via SMS and never click on any links. A useful step is to turn on 2-step verification in the app’s account settings. And if you realize you’ve been scammed, notify all your contacts immediately. If you want instead recover your account, Simply log into WhatsApp with your number and verify it with the 6-digit code that you received via SMS. After that, whoever stole your profile will be automatically logged out. In any case, maximum attention must always be exercised when surfing the net.