Hackers target govt officials' WhatsApp

Hackers target govt officials’ WhatsApp


Islamabad: The Cabinet Department has provided government officials with advice on recent attempts by hackers to steal data from the victim’s WhatsApp.

According to the notice, government officials are receiving SMS and WhatsApp messages, asking them to open additional links and enter codes. If you follow the instructions, you will receive a call from the international number, and all the user’s WhatsApp data will be hacked.

The Cabinet Department ’s consultation has instructed government officials not to use any WhatsApp codes to verify their numbers, nor to use codes received from anyone in the friends or contacts list.

The circular also instructed officials not to receive any international calls in this regard.

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