Colombo, May 16 (Colombo Gazette) – WhatsApp users in Sri Lanka have been warned to be on alert over a scam using the mobile application.
The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) also urged the public to activate two factor authentication to secure their WhatsApp account.
“If you receive a WhatsApp message noting you have been sent a 6 digit code by mistake, DO NOT REPLY. If the message came from a known contact, ensure to inform that their account may be compromised.Enable 2 factor authentication to secure WhatsApp account,” TRCSL said today. Read more about 6 digit code hack
Earlier this month TRCSL also urged the public to refrain from downloading, clicking or sharing any link referring to “Whatsapp Pink” which is a trojan / malware which would allow auto reply access on the phone across even other platforms and is shared as a Whatsapp theme. Read more about whatsapp pink
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