Title: WhatsApp's popularity has been very abused in recent times
description: WhatsApp has been the most popular instant messaging platform in the world for a long time. The popularity of this app is abused by many people and used to hack users on the other side. Some time ago we were informed that WhatsApp is under attack by hackers. Now it turns out that new problems have been discovered. A new problem that arises is the suspension of the account through two-factor authentication. How it's working? What is it about? The attacker will send requests and repeatedly enter incorrect two-factor SMS codes. This move will block users from logging in to WhatsApp for 12 hours.
Then the attached one will register a new email id and send an email to the WhatsApp support team asking them to deactivate the number for reasons such as lost or stolen account. WhatsApp will automatically disable the account without verifying authenticity. As a result, users will be blocked without any influence on it. Attackers can permanently lock you by repeating the code request two more times. There is currently no solution to this problem.
Perhaps it will appear in some time. However, it is worth contacting technical support when you notice that something in this application starts to bother you. It is worth reporting any problem, even the one that seems small. By reporting bugs, technical support will be able to help users of this application faster. Farsight can never be too much. We believe attackers will be interested in hijacking accounts, not disabling them.
keywords: WhatsApp, outage, security, support, app