Having suspicious messages with links attached is what rings a bell at first glance. You know it’s trouble and you shouldn’t be opening it. However, this is not the only way you can have hackers get to you.
According to some stats, Australia lost a total of $90 million in 2019, and 62% more in 2020 because of these activities. Get rid of this threat for good with some quick tips. Firstly, downloading the Nairametrics News App can help greatly.
When the hackers try to acquire your Whatsapp account, it will ask for a verification code. The hacker can get to that code by using all means, which is why you have to stay alert and not end up giving your financial details to him.
To make sure you don’t jeopardize yours and your contacts’ privacy and possessions, never give out your personal information through messages. For instance, you have made a mistake of giving your hacker those details; change all your passwords for social media accounts, bank accounts, etc immediately.
Also, beware of the red flags and know who you should avoid contact with. The hackers are not very good with their grammar and spelling. Also, never respond to messages with unusual greetings and URLs. This is how you identify a hacker and keep yourself secured from them.