Gang of hackers seizes WhatsApp accounts of Karachi users
The News (PK) reports:
KARACHI: WhatsApp accounts of citizens are getting hacked by an anonymous group of hackers, Geo.tv reported on Tuesday.
According to the report, numerous complaints were registered to the Federal Investigation Authority (FIA) since the past few days regarding the victims getting their accounts hacked.
The hacking was done subsequent to a fake prize scheme used as bait to trap unsuspecting citizens into hacking their accounts.
Read more on The International News.
So if you read the story, this sounds like the users were phished and then extorted to regain access to their accounts.