Police and security experts have warned UAE residents that scammers are hacking people’s accounts. They’re tricking people into opening a simple message, clicking a harmful file or link in order to explore private conversations, photos, steal contacts, passwords and card numbers.
There’s also a spy software that can secretly take selfies and record audio and video.
The UAE’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) advising residents what to do in case their accounts get hacked.
Users should remove and reinstall the instant messaging app in different times of the day and inform their relatives and friends about the hacking and tell them not to respond to any messages coming from your number on WhatsApp.
They should deactivate their account by sending an email to WhatsApp’s technical support team (Support@whatsapp.com).