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Cyber Criminals Hacked the Whatsapp Accounts of Karachi Users

The citizens of Karachi are now reluctant to use their WhatsApp, as the hackers are targeting them by hacking their WhatsApp accounts.

WhatsApp users of Karachi are getting concerned after a substantial number of people lodged complaints of hacking on Tuesday (i.e. on 11 September, 2018), where the WhatsApp accounts of the people was getting hacked by the cyber criminals. In fact, during the initial days of September, the Federal Investigation Authority (FIA) also registered a lot of complaints from the Karachi citizens regarding the account hacking, as published on 11 September, 2018, by The Pakistani Tribune. They reported that an unidentified cyber-criminal's group is hacking the Karachi citizens' WhatsApp accounts.

The investigation work on the hacking incident, however, has already been taken up by the Federal Investigation Authority. In addition to that, the Federal Investigation Authority has already informed the news channels about the whereabouts of the hacking, and how the hackers compromised the WhatsApp accounts of the users of Karachi city.

As per the report published by The Pakistani Tribune, on 11 September 2018, the hacking attack was initiated through a fake prize scheme. The hackers began sending fake messages to the WhatsApp users about a prize scheme and lured the users to fall into the trap. The gullible users were caught into the trap, and gave away their WhatsApp accounts. Then, as per the reports, the hackers through the prize scheme messages tempted the users to furnish them with their WhatsApp codes. And, after this, with the help of those codes, the accounts of the users were hacked.

The probe on the case by the Federal Investigation Authority further revealed that after hacking the WhatsApp accounts of the users, the hackers blackmailed the victims. The hackers demanded ransom from the users by asking them to pay the ransom money through Easypaisa accounts, so as to get back their WhatsApp accounts.

So, it is advisable that in order to avoid a WhatsApp account getting hacked, one should take the precautions by ignoring and deleting these kinds of messages or attachments even if you have received them on your WhatsApp.

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