In social hacking attacks, attackers use already hacked accounts to communicate with victims and pretend they are known friends. This conversation can be done through any social media platform like Facebook.
In the process, the attackers lie to the victim that they need a security code that does not appear on their number to activate their WhatsApp account. The hackers then tell the victim that they sent it to them (the victim). They then ask the victims to return the code to them.
In reality hackers send a code to activate the victim’s own WhatsApp account on their device. This code is six digits long. Once the attacker enters the attacker’s code, hackers gain easy access to the victim’s WhatsApp account.
The story of such hacking is not new. Stories have also been published in 2018. However, with the recent rise in the use of WhatsApp due to the coronavirus outbreak, this kind of national fraud is estimated to have increased by 40 percent worldwide.
WhatsApp did not provide any stability regarding this security code. However, the company, which owns Facebook, has advised users not to share their security verification code with others. A different one FAQ page It further states that users can recover the stolen account by verifying their phone number again. This will automatically log out the person using the account through the social hacking process.
Not only that, users are advised to apply “two-step verification” settings for enhanced security, where the account cannot be registered via security code alone.
You need WhatsApp to apply this account to your account ‘Settings’ I have to go here ‘Account’ Inside ‘Two-step verification’ Must be enabled. This will allow you to enter a PIN set by yourself whenever you register to dock your account.