“Watch out for WhatsApp Pink!! A Virus is being unfold in whatsapp teams with an APK obtain hyperlink. Do not click on any hyperlink with the title of #WhatsappPink. Full entry to your telephone can be misplaced,” cyber safety knowledgeable Rajshekhar Rajaharia posted on social media platforms.
A number of Whatsapp customers have been seen sharing the malicious hyperlink.
Cyber intelligence agency Voyager Infosec director Jiten Jain mentioned that customers are strictly suggested by no means to put in any APK or cellular app apart from these accessible on official App retailer of Google or Apple.
“Such malicious apps can be utilized to compromise your telephone and steal private information like pictures, sms, contacts and many others. Keyboard primarily based malwares can be utilized to trace every little thing you kind. It may be used to seize and steal banking passwords. The present case of Pink Whatsapp or Whatsapp Gold can also be a case of malware impersonating as faux whatsapp characteristic apps,” Jain mentioned.
When contacted, Whatsapp mentioned, “Anybody can get an uncommon, uncharacteristic or suspicious message on any service, together with e mail, and anytime that occurs we strongly encourage everybody to make use of warning earlier than responding or partaking. On WhatsApp specifically, we additionally advocate that individuals use the instruments that we offer inside the app to ship us a report, report a contact or block contact.”