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“Blue WhatsApp” fraud: Benefits can have fatal consequences

2021-11-09T15:43:37.208Z

WhatsApp users complain on social media about a malware message disguised as an update. Users should definitely keep their hands off “WhatsApp Blue”.



WhatsApp users complain on social media about a malware message disguised as an update.

Users should definitely keep their hands off “WhatsApp Blue”.

Munich - The short message service WhatsApp is one of the most popular apps worldwide.

Users can send messages to friends, family and work colleagues quickly and easily.

The application requires access to the WhatsApp user's contact list.

This fact makes use of malware that disguises itself as "WhatsApp Blue".

As the users on the social media platform Reddit * reported, there is currently a malware message on Whatsapp.

The users of the short message service should never click on the link in the message.

WhatsApp: malware message promises a new look - users should be warned

The message that contains the malicious link promises a new look for the messenger.

A “blue” Whatsapp that the user can install by clicking on the “blue.whatsapp.top” link.

However, the promised color change is not an official update from WhatsApp, but the work of criminals who gain access to the user's mobile phone.

This can result in blocked photos and data, for which the hackers demand a ransom.

But it doesn't stop there.

The malicious link can be distributed to the contact list via the hacked person's WhatsApp account.

WhatsApp: What can users do against the “Blue WhatsApp” malware?

It is advisable never to click on flimsy links.

If in doubt, it is worth asking the sender what the link content is all about.

The

chip.de

portal

advises users who have clicked on the malware link to delete the app immediately.

Then all connections to computers should be terminated and the cache of the smartphone browser should be deleted.

A look at the access rights management of the mobile phone shows whether questionable apps are listed.

Blocking these is advisable.

In the past, criminals hunted down the data of unsuspecting users with alleged parcel shipping confirmations.

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Source: merkur

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