WhatsApp users should beware of a malicious scam. Criminals use an alternate messaging app to lead users into a trap. Here we’ll tell you how you can protect yourself and your smartphone.
WhatsApp users are being targeted again by fraudsters. Through a new scam, they want to get all the internet messaging users who have always wanted a new look for WhatsApp. Because it is assumed that the “WhatsApp Pink” app will ensure that Messenger shines pink. But once the app is installed, the damage does.
According to the security experts’ report, the links are mainly sent to users via WhatsApp itself. Then a new design will be announced in it. If the user clicks the link and installs a APK file Behind him, malware lands on the smartphone. In many cases, the fraudsters encrypt data like photos or videos and demand ransom from WhatsApp users for activation.
The account itself is also vulnerable. Because your WhatsApp will send links to malware to other users.
WhatsApp: How to protect yourself from fraud
The first step in protection is also the most important: Never click on any suspicious links in WhatsApp. Even if those are friends. Malware often camouflages itself and broadcasters don’t even notice the malicious messages. If in doubt, ask your contact if the link is real and what is hidden behind it.
If you still have doubts after this, a quick Google search for the promised content behind the link is often enough to expose the scammers.
If the damage has already occurred and WhatsApp Pink is installed on your smartphone, delete the app immediately. Then unplug your device From all WhatsApp web communications, For example with your computer. Then clear the cache Your smartphone browser and read a file Show access rights to the application in the list. If you see strange apps here or still find WhatsApp Pink, block access to it.