this nasty fraud puts your smartphone in danger
WhatsApp users should be careful: this nasty fraud puts your smartphone at risk
Currently, criminals want to harm WhatsApp users with tough scam. They are tempted by their promise to color the famous messenger pink. We will tell you how to protect yourself against WhatsApp fraud.
WhatsApp users are once again targeted by fraudsters. Through a new scam they want to get all the online messaging users who always wanted a new look for WhatsApp. Because it is assumed that the application “WhatsApp Pink” will guarantee that The messenger glows pink. But once the app is installed, the damage happens.
According to the report from security experts, the links are mostly sent to users through WhatsApp itself. Then a new design will be announced there. If the user clicks on the link and installs a APK file Behind him, malware lands on the smartphone. In many cases, scammers encrypt data such as photos or videos and demand ransom from WhatsApp users for activation.
The account itself is also vulnerable. Because the links to malware are sent to other users through your WhatsApp.
WhatsApp: how to protect yourself from fraud
The first step of protection is also the most important: never click on suspicious links in WhatsApp. Even if they are friends. Malware often conceals messages, and broadcasters do not notice malicious messages. If in doubt, ask your contact if the link is real and what is behind it.
If you still have doubts after that, a quick Google search for the content promised behind the link is often enough to expose scammers.
If the damage has already occurred and WhatsApp Pink is installed on your smartphone, delete the app immediately. Then unplug your device Of all WhatsApp web communications, For example with your computer. Then clear the cache Your smartphone’s browser and play a file Display the access rights to the application in the list. If you see any weird apps here or still find WhatsApp Pink, block access to them.
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