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11,000 users fell into a WhatsApp scam


A young Spanish hacker developed a fictive application, which offered users to spy on private messages of their WhatsApp friends. Thousands users went into the site, which required them to register their mobile number. Whoever typed the number fell into a huge fraud by automatically being assigned to an advertisements site that sends ads for a fee, which gave the young hacker around 53,000 dollars in a period of only two months.

The young hacker got into social network sites, like Facebook and Twitter, and managed to find thousands of users who wanted to spy on messages from friends, family, co-workers, lovers and more. All seemingly in real time and for free.

To start using the alleged spy application, users were asked to visit the web page “WhatsAppSpy” and when they did they were redirected to another site asking them for the phone number to send them a code in order to download the application.
This fraud application has become one of the biggest Internet scams recently.

Bottom line, want to spy on your friends? Chances are you’ll get backfired.

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