WhatsAppPink virus gives hackers complete access to smartphones
Hackers have created a new virus, enabling them to gain complete access to user data besides giving them full control over a targeted device.
The virus has been doing the rounds via a link under the name WhatsAppPink and is being shared on WhatsApp groups.
The link entices users to click on it by claiming to change the theme of the chat app to pink.
However, the app has no relation with WhatsApp or Facebook.
Meanwhile, cybersecurity researcher Rajshekhar Rajaharia took to his Twitter handle and posted a tweet to inform the public about the virus.
“Beware of WhatsAppPink!! A Virus is being spread in WhatsApp groups with an APK download link. Don’t click any link with the name of WhatsApp Pink. Complete access to your phone will be lost. Share with All,” Rajaharia tweeted.
Rajaharia also tweeted a few steps to follow in case a user accidentally clicked on the WhatsAppPink link.
How to be Safe from WhatsAppPink Virus:
1. Uninstall #WhatsAppPink Immediately.
2. Unlink all Whatsapp Web Devices.
3. Clear the Browser cache from settings.
4. Check Permission for all Apps.
“If found any suspicious permission to any app, revoke it,” he tweeted.
Considering such developments, we recommend users to not click on any suspicious link that claims to bring any fresh look or features to WhatsApp.
(Edited by Ladiangti Rani)
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