Blue Whale Game can’t access player’s contacts : Guwahati based Cyber Expert

Dhruba Jyoti Deka
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Guwahati, August 31: Dhruba Jyoti Deka’s Facebook timeline is sure to give you a sigh of relief. Check it out here before we proceed: https://www.facebook.com/dhrubajyotideka

Deka took it up as a challenge- he wanted to defeat the Blue Whale Challenge. Or atleast as he told TIME8, “hack into it and tweak it to make it fun instead of harmful.”

And his latest posts tell us, he claims to have succeeded in finding out that the ‘threats’ that the players get while playing this game are not real.

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“Contrary to what is being claimed worldwide, the app does not have access to your phone contacts. Therefore, the threats issued by the so called ‘administrators,’ are null and void,” says Deka, speaking exclusively to TIME8.

He had reportedly signed in as a ’12 year old from Chennai’. He says the game and the administrators do not have access to the player’s location either!

TIME8 has been tracking his posts after he claimed to have installed an app.

Deka said,”The parents, the government, everybody has a role to play creating awareness amongst children about the fake threats made by admins of this game. The fear generated by these threats are what led a lot of children to follow the steps laid down by the admins. We need to tell them not to be afraid.”