Beware of 'friends' asking for security codes on WhatsApp

Hackers use the codes to gain full access to their victims' accounts.
Hackers use the codes to gain full access to their victims' accounts.ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

SINGAPORE - When a secondary school friend contacted him out of the blue a few months ago asking for a verification code on WhatsApp, administrative executive Tan Jun Heng, 25, did not suspect anything was amiss.

His friend simply claimed to have "accidentally" sent the code to his number.

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