WhatsApp users warned of new dangers

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Users of WhatsApp messenger fell victim to a phishing attack. As reported in a press release received by the editors”.ru” it was discovered by employees of the company ESET.

Victims receive a letter of offer to get premium account in Spotify. The attached link led to a fake website similar to the official portal of the music platform.

The user had to fill out a questionnaire and send a fake letter to 30 friends to “activate” the premium subscription. In addition, the victim received a message about the attacking system viruses — to protect them from offered to install a special app from the Google Play store. It was a program showing ads.

According to ESET, the largest number of attacks have had on users living in Latin America.

Experts in cybersecurity are advised to check all data relating to promotions and sweepstakes on the official websites of companies and never go on suspicious links.

Earlier hackers attacked users of WhatsApp with the help of harmful program that spied on victims. Infection gadgets happened via phone call.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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