WhatsApp hacking in UAE: TRA issues advisory
- WhatsApp accounts can still get hacked and users in UAE are not a hundred percent fool proof.
- Scammers still send malicious photos and links that urge users to click, thereby allowing them to snoop into private conversations, steal photos, contacts, passwords and card details.
- The UAE’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) have advised residents what to do in the case of having their accounts hacked.
- In case if hacked, delete the app permanently from the phone and then re-install the app.
- Send a mail to the technical support team of WhatsApp at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mention the following text in the mail: “Lost/Stolen: Please deactivate my account”
- Provide the details of your phone number that was linked with your then WhatsApp app in the following format: +9715xxxxxx
- Retry installing WhatsApp every day if you still doubt that your account has been hacked.
- There are also other spy soft wares where the spy can take selfies and listen to your conversations from far.