WhatsApp Phishing Attack: Thousands have been tricked till now into clicking a phishing email sent by a team of hackers. Hackers that are pretending to be part of the Instant Messaging Platform WhatsApp’s team. They aim to trick you by making you a prey of their personal info heists. This has been found out by the team of Internet Security Researchers at Armorblox. The research platform claims that a phishing crusade is rapidly targeting the users of Meta owned platform.
How Does This WhatsApp Phishing Email Work?
Initially, a user will receive an email that will imitate the themes and body text of WhatsApp to look authentic. Hackers have programmed it to even surpass the spam filters so that you can receive it as an important mail. When you open the message it will claim that you have received a voice message on your application.
To motivate users to click on the message, email offers a play button to listen to the voice message. As soon as your curiosity wins you will click on the message and be directed to a malicious site. The site will flood your screen with ads, adult content, scam messages, etc and hackers will quickly be able to generate ad revenue with this trick. Beware! This WhatsApp mistake can empty your bank account
Installing Trojan Horse
Showing the bulk of ads is not the true purpose, instead, hackers want to find an opportunity to install malware on your system called Trojan Horse. As soon as the installation is complete, all your personal information and credentials saved on the browser and data stored on the hard drive will be exposed to them. Even they can have access to your digital wallets as all the credentials have been exposed. Be careful!
Upcoming WhatsApp Update
Soon a new feature will arrive for everyone to send messages directly to unsaved numbers. As per WABetaInfo, WhatsApp has begun testing for this feature and will allow you to fluidly start a conversation without saving a number.