Jibran Nasir, others target of WhatsApp OTP scam

Hackers ask victims to forward OTP to them so they can complete an urgent money transaction

Tech Desk November 28, 2020

Reports of WhatsApp One Time Password (OTP) scam are making rounds. Cybercriminals pose as a friend or fellow citizen who “accident” sends a 6-digit OTP code to the wrong phone number (yours).

The hackers ask the victim to forward OTP to them so they can complete an urgent money transaction; to capture your attention the criminals will give a solid excuse like they have to pay an emergency hospital bill.

Fawad Chaudhry announces program for animation, video games enthusiasts

Once you have fallen prey to this scam, hackers will take over your WhatsApp account on the web and access phone numbers and photos.

Elon Musk surpasses Bill Gates to become world’s second richest person

Jibran Nasir, a Pakistani politician, and civil rights activist was also a target of this scam, he revealed on Twitter.

Cyber experts have long stressed the importance of setting up two-factor authentication to safeguard from hackers taking over your account. The two-factor authentication is an optional security measure that would require a pre-assigned six-digit passcode to verify a user’s phone number on WhatsApp.

To safeguard yourself mobil phone users should avoid sharing OTP with anybody via SMS or on a phone call.


Replying to X

Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.

For more information, please see our Comments FAQ


Most Read