Frieha Altaf has managed to recovered her WhatsApp account, which was hacked on Monday, after almost 24 hours.
“Got the WhatsApp back,” wrote the PR mogul on social media.
“These hackers need to be taken to task for their mischief,” she added.
Frieha, on Monday, had shared that her Whatsapp account has been hacked.
“Seriously upset! My WhatsApp got hacked and the person is messaging my friends!”, said Frieha, warning her friends to “watch out”.
“If someone, even a friend’s number, asks you for codes, call your friend to verify if it’s them,” said Altaf. “They just want data. It happened to my buddy in Dubai and I got hacked.”
WhatsApp has recently been under fire for announcing new terms asking users to agree to let owner Facebook Inc and its subsidiaries collect user data, including their phone number and location. After WhatsApp’s new terms sparked debate on social media, other messaging apps like Telegram and Signal are witnessing a surge in demand.
In response to the backlash, WhatsApp released an official statement clearing all speculations surrounding the new terms of service and policies.