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Beware of the new "Download Pink WhatsApp" scam

Beware of the new “Download Pink WhatsApp” scam

nobody is here Version Rosa of Share. In fact, something new is in circulation Fraud This affects the most popular messaging application in the Western world. Security analyst Rajshekar Rajahariya found her and immediately reported on Twitter. How does malware related to the latest version of WhatsApp spread if it can’t actually be installed on the phone?

“Download Pink WhatsApp”, how the new scam works

Rajshekar Rajaharia Explained as a fake application referred to by the classic WhatsApp icon Color Rosa instead verde, It is nothing more than an application Android Exploiting the name of a harmful environmental application Facebook To sneak into users’ devices and steal sensitive data from them.

Rajahariya showed how it works through a video. Basically, users get a link via a text message calling to download a version Share This ensures that the color of the interface changes from green to pink. Once you click the link, the app will disappear from the device’s main screen and be active in the background, stealing victims’ personal data. Not only that. The dummy application manages the control of the address book, thus sending the same fraudulent link to all existing contacts.

Pink WhatsApp Scam, How To Protect Yourself

Rajahariya then gave some tips to protect the phones infected with the virus. First, you need to proceed with the installation of ” immediatelyShare Rosa‘. All active sessions should be closed directly from the WhatsApp web / desktop section accessible from the official application settings. After that it is necessary to clean the browser memory. Finally, be wary of suspicious messages asking you to click on links or to install impossible applications.

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The WhatsApp name is often used to create by hackers Frauds. For example, last February, the attack hit several owners IPhone In Italy: Fake websites similar to WhatsApp were created to tempt users to install a fake app to spy on the contents of phones.

The risk is very low for those who do not trust the official store during installation: Malware transmits devices such as the SIM and device identification code used to commit computer fraud remotely.