WhatsApp trick: Was your account hacked? DO THIS to recover it
WhatsApp trick: Facing the worst-ever scam in the history of social media, Twitter on Thursday acknowledged hackers have taken control of its internal system and tools as they made over $100,000 in a bitcoin scam (the figure was still growing) after hijacking several top-notch Twitter accounts.
WhatsApp trick: Facing the worst-ever scam in the history of social media, Twitter on Thursday acknowledged hackers have taken control of its internal system and tools as they made over $100,000 in a bitcoin scam (the figure was still growing) after hijacking several top-notch Twitter accounts. This once again underlines the fact that social media accounts can get us into a lot of trouble, if hacked. Almost everyone with a smartphone is likely to be using Facebook and WhatsApp – the latter being the preferred platform to exchange messages across globe.
WhatsApp recommends its users to never share their SMS verification codes with others, not even friends or family. In case you have shared already or someone has found a way to access your WhatsApp account, you need to act fast to recover your account.
What should WhatsApp users do?
WhatsApp states that if you're tricked into sharing your code and lose access to your WhatsApp account, then notify family and friends as this individual could impersonate you in chats and groups.
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The next step, is to recover the account. For this, you need to sign into WhatsApp with your phone number and verify your phone number by entering the 6-digit code you receive via SMS. Once you have entered the 6-digit SMS code, the individual using your account is automatically logged out.
Notably, a WhatsApp user might also be asked to provide a two-step verification code. If you don't know this code, the individual using your account might have enabled two-step verification. You must wait 7 days before you can sign in without the two-step verification code.
According to WhatsApp, regardless of whether you know this verification code, the other individual was logged out of your account once you entered the 6-digit SMS code.
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