The message includes a link that downloads a virus to the device
Scams through social networks are becoming more common every day. And also its sophistication. Cybercrime experts detect a greater degree of sophistication in the hoaxes that circulate through WhatsApp to make users take the bait and loot their accounts. Some days ago, the Police alerted of a scam that ran like wildfire through the instant messaging application and that involved Bizum.
On this occasion, the Internet User Security Office puts the notice in an email campaign in which it impersonates the identity of WhatsApp. Simulate a backup conversations in the application and the call history. The message includes a link that download a virus to the device. In order for the device to be infected, he warns, the user must receive the email, click on the link and execute the file that is downloaded.
The Internet Security Office has warned that a email campaign in which the identity of WhatsApp is spoofed.
The message includes a link that downloads a Trojan to the device. The email pretends to be a backup of the WhatsApp conversations and the call history and the user is urged to click on the link to download it.
The Internet User Security Office ensures that if the user has received the email but has not executed the downloaded file, their device may not have been infected.
“All you have to do is delete the file that you will find in the download folder. You should also send the email you have received to the trash & rdquor ;, note.
“If you have downloaded and run the malicious file, your device may have been infected. To protect your device, you must scan it with an updated antivirus or follow the steps that you will find in the device disinfection section & rdquor ;, points out.
The body reminds users that, in case of doubt about the legitimacy of an email, they should not click on any link, or download any attached file.
“To check the veracity, you can contact the company or service that supposedly sent you the email, always through their official customer service channels.”, apunta.