How many times have we warned you to be careful with the messages you receive on your phone if you don’t know the sender. Since time immemorial, scammers have taken advantage of smartphones to sneak into our lives.
Whether it is with messages via Twitter, text messages or chains on Facebook, cybercriminals try by all means to extract private and sensitive information from us to do their own thing. Either to get our bank details or to access our social networks.
Information is power and the means are almost unlimited, from messages from the Post Office because they have not been able to deliver a package to false SMS from the Tax Agency because they have had a problem when returning us in the income statement.
Today we bring you the latest campaign that cybercriminals have launched to steal our WhatsApp account via message. And it is very simple to operate, hence its danger. Pay attention, dear reader, because the Civil Guard is talking about him.
Message via WhatsApp that can end the theft of our account
“If you receive an SMS like this, DO NOT ANSWER IT!!! It is the message with the verification code for the installation. If you provide it to a third party, they will control your account on their device and with it, access to all your groups and contacts”, writes the Civil Guard in its Twitter message.
The message, by the way, is none other than one that says: “Hello. I’m sorry, I sent a 6-digit code by SMS by mistake, can you send it to me? It’s urgent.” As the Civil Guard explains, this code is a code of check that if we give it we will be giving up control of some of our applications.
For example, and so that you can understand it quickly, when we install WhatsApp for the first time, we have to provide a telephone number. To confirm WhatsApp That number is ours, send a message text with a 6-digit code. By entering it we are confirming that, indeed, that telephone number is ours.
If a cybercriminal decides to steal our WhatsAppput our phone number and we give you the SMS mail that arrives on our phone, we will be giving you control of our WhatsApp account, which can be a real disaster for our privacy.
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