Yet another warning about the recent flood of WhatsApp hacks has come up.
It seems there’s a growing fascination for hackers to go into residents’ phones and if you’ve seen a random message asking you to verify a code- think twice before doing so.
The UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) is asking people NOT to reply to these code verification messages, unless initiated by you.
These messages come in the form of an SMS
In a series of tweets by the TRA, it has also added that many have been hacked as a result of clicking on these messages.
It’s one of the many methods hackers use to get into private accounts.
يتم اختراق العديد من حسابات الواتساب بهذه الطريقة
لا تقم بمشاركة أي رمز يصلك عبر SMS مع أي شخص، حتى لا يتم اختراق حسابك.
قم بمشاركة هذه الصورة لتوعية من حولك pic.twitter.com/OQoYeZZypv
— هيئة تنظيم الاتصالات (@TheUAETRA) April 21, 2019
The scam messages are mostly in English but some are also in French
Warn your friends, family members and colleagues before it’s too late.
Similarly, refrain from immediately opening random links, or SMS messages with attached files- because it might fall under this ‘hacking’ category too.