Indian hackers using WhatsApp to hack Pakistani users’ data: reports
ISLAMABAD (JAN 04, 2017): According to some reports, Indian hackers are using Facebook-owned WhatsApp’s video calling feature to spy on Pakistani users.
The National Telecom and Information Technology Security Board (NTISB) has also issued an advisory warning against potential cell phone hack by Indian hackers and called for prevention of cyber espionage.
“The hackers are taking advantage and sending false emails and messages to install malicious app in the garb of enabling WhatsApp video feature,” read the advisory.
“NTISB has traced links of hackers and they originate from Mumbai, the capital city of India,” it said. “The hostile Indian agencies were now using the cyber space to target Pakistan.”
According to the report, the file or malware sent through the app can capture all data of the user’s smartphone and transfer it to the hackers.
In November last year, Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunications issued a web user advisory warning against a scam involving WhatsApp video calling.