Chinese hackers using Whatsapp to hack into systems in India, says Indian Army

The Chinese are using WhatsApp to hack into systems in India, warns a video posted by the Indian Army on Sunday. The caution comes months after the army warned its soldiers on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) against using apps like WhatsApp over security worries.

The video, a little over a minute long, has been reposted by Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani.

“Stay cautious, stay alert, stay safe! The Chinese were penetrating the digital world,” tweeted Indian Army’s official handle, the Additional Directorate General of Public Interface (ADGPI).

“Chinese are using many platforms to penetrate your digital world. WhatsApp groups are a new way of hacking into your system. Chinese numbers barge into your groups and start extracting all the data,” the video tweet by the ADGPI said.


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