My compromised WhatsApp account was used to scam my contacts
Anonymous | 12 Nov 2023
Despite this, the scammer continued to send messages, concealing them in the archive folder, which I eventually discovered. In response, I deleted WhatsApp from my phone, losing all chat history due to a lack of backup.
Experiencing my phone send messages without my control was terrifying. It became apparent that someone else had control of my device remotely. I was later informed that clicking a wrong WhatsApp link while attempting to use WhatsApp Web might have caused this breach. Thankfully, there were no financial losses incurred thus far. Hoping my nightmare ends here, I'll be cautious when using WhatsApp Web in the future.