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Shocking!! That What’s App photo/video are getting infected with virus

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At the beginning of 2021, there came a piece of news stating an Android worm spread through WhatsApp. That wasthe time when Ankita Chakravarthy came up with the reportstating ‘’what’s app lost its access after their account gotmalicious links or images as a message’’. It was newsobtained by her before being projected as the science of IT.This made what’s app lose access to its account afterclicking on the link. This made me get alerted in a shockingmode. Then it was up to cybercriminals who were targeting newusers to obtain sensitive information and kept themselves safewithout interacting with any suspicious accounts.Apart from obtaining images or videos, what’s app was mainlyhelpful for making phone calls without much data charges.Based upon the malware attacks which were installed in theuser’s device. The malware was known as ‘’Android Worm’’.This worm would enter and attack the contacts without theknowledge of the user. It was reported that ‘’claim yoursmartphone’’ would get redirected to a fake google playpage and give an impression that the Huawei app wasdownloaded. Based upon this, the security researcher LukasStefano had reported that the malware would infect the users.He shared a video on how the malware attack incursto attack the device and wrote ‘’ WhatsApp Worm of Android?Malware spreading via victim’s WhatsApp after automaticallyreplying to any received WhatsApp message or notification witha link redirecting to malicious Huawei Mobile app’’.The message is only sent once per hour or by the samecontact through adware or subscription. However, hereWabetanifo, the WhatsApp tracker feature that helps in tracking
The fake messages remove them, so a link can maliciously infect auser by ranking the page at a high level.Sometimes What’s App is used to dupe people, as themessage received sometimes makes people confuse orwonder whether the news is accurate or not or from a genuinesource. Most messages are most realistic and hence causesusers to fall into a trap.The cybercriminals create messages showing eithergetting a free gift, free hotel stays, or something that does notcost money. Most messages are too realistic that it makes theusers fall into the trap. Their messages are mostly sent alongwith a link. This would make the users redirect them to a fakesite that would often result in sensitive information like bankdetails, image, personal number, and more. So the only way tosteer clear of the spammy messages is to ignore them, delete anyunwanted files downloaded or install antivirus/malware/firewall-based software. When we receive amessage that something is offered for free, we better not try toreplay it, so we have to do it from some authentic sourceonly after a proper check and authentication of the site.

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