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WhatsApp account for SA’s Communications and Digital Technology Minister has been hacked

South Africa’s controversial Communications and digital technologies minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has her WhatsApp account hacked.

News coverage of South African minister’s hacked WhatsApp account

A number of media outlets in South Africa have commented on the hacking of a minister’s WhatsApp account. The minister is responsible for the country’s Communications and Digital Technology. The minister has said that he didn’t give anyone his mobile phone number and the hacking was not possible with his contact list because he doesn’t store it on his phone.

What to do if you’ve been hacked

If your account has been hacked, it is important to change all your passwords. If you think that someone else is using your account against your will, you should change the password and go to the “I forgot my password” option on the app’s login page. If you cannot remember the email associated with your WhatsApp account or phone number, you can also contact WhatsApp through its help forum on Facebook.

Coverage and reactions to the news

The minister’s phone was hacked and the hackers could read his messages. This is not the first time an SA minister has had their account hacked.

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