At the beginning of 2021, there came a piece of news stating an Android worm spread through WhatsApp. That was the time when Ankita Chakravarthy came up with the report stating ‘’what’s app lost its access after their account got malicious links or images as a message’’. It was news obtained by her before being projected as the science of IT.This made what’s app loose access to its account after clicking on the link. This made me get alerted in a shocking mode. Then it was up to cybercriminals who were targeting new users to obtain sensitive information and kept themselves safe without interacting with any suspicious accounts.Apart from obtaining images or videos, what’s app was mainly helpful for making phone calls without much data charges.
Based upon the malware attacks which were installed in the user’s device. The malware was known as ‘’Android Worm’’.This worm would enter and attack the contacts without the knowledge of the user. It was reported that ‘’claim your smartphone’’ would get redirected to a fake google play page and give an impression that the Huawei app was downloaded. Based upon this, the security researcher Lukas Stefano had reported that the malware would infect the users.He shared a video on how the malware attack incurs to attack the device and wrote ‘’ WhatsApp Worm of Android?Malware spreading via victim’s WhatsApp after automatically replying to any received WhatsApp message or notification with a link redirecting to malicious Huawei Mobile app’’.The message is only sent once per hour or by the same contact through adware or subscription. However, here Wabetainfo, the WhatsApp tracker feature that helps in tracking
The fake messages remove them, so a link can maliciously infect a user by ranking the page at a high level.Sometimes What’s App is used to dupe people, as the message received sometimes makes people confuse or wonder whether the news is accurate or not or from a genuine source. Most messages are most realistic and hence causes users to fall into a trap.The cybercriminals create messages showing either getting a free gift, free hotel stays, or something that does not cost money.
Most messages are too realistic that it makes the users fall into the trap. Their messages are mostly sent along with a link. This would make the users redirect them to a fake site that would often result in sensitive information like bank details, image, personal number, and more.
So the only way to steer clear of the spammy messages is to ignore them, delete any unwanted files downloaded or install antivirus/malware/firewall-based software. When we receive a message that something is offered for free, we better not try to replay it, so we have to do it from some authentic source only after a proper check and authentication of the site.