Jibran Nasir warns WhatsApp users after his account got hacked

The lawyer and civil rights activist in Pakistan, Jibran Nasir, has warned all WhatsApp users in the country to beware of the scam messages from their friends or family’s fake accounts, after he shared that his WhatsApp account has been compromised.

Jibran in a Twitter post earlier today wrote, “My WhatsApp got hacked today and I don’t have access to it anymore”.

He also said that few of his friends have also reported the same issue and warned other users to beware of the spam messages. He added, “Please beware of any strange message asking for a code even if sent by a known contact”.

He then asked his friends not to accept any messages from his WhatsApp as “a hacker is using it now”.

Jibran Nasir in another tweet shared the story of how he got hacked. He wrote on Twitter, “Got a message on WhatsApp from my cousin’s number to send him a code as he mistakenly gave my number. Checked my SMS and saw I received a code from a number which has sent me notifications of different apps in the past. Thinking it’s genuine, I sent a code to my cousin [and] got hacked.”

So, beware of any messages you receive asking for a code that you just received on your mobile. If you are receiving the message from your friend or a family member, call them and notify them that you have a received a message from their number and report that message to WhatsApp by tapping on the profile information of the number and choose the “Report Account” option present at the end of your mobile screen.

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