WhatsApp under attack: One wrong click can make you lose your money, identity
Using a smartphone can be risky if the users are not careful, as different types of malware can quickly enter the device. Just one wrong click, and you can have the malware stealing all your data.
There is no denying that the criminals always pick platforms and services which are widely used to maximise to steal money and do scams. Recently, WhatsApp users have been warned that some attackers are managing to steal cash and steal identities in some cases. WhatsApp, the most widely used encrypted messaging service, is becoming a bigger target for attackers due to its vast base.
Using a smartphone can be risky if the users are not careful, as different types of malware can quickly enter the device. Just one wrong click, and you can have malware stealing all your data. Now, scammers are targeting users with phishing attacks as this tricks users to enter their personal financial account information on a misleading website.
According to reports, users are tricked by an increasing number of fraudulent links sent or forwarded by family and friends unknowingly. And once the user clicks on it, it gives the attacker access to the information.
To keep yourself out of the scam, the users should be alert and watch any links they receive on their phones. One should also make sure that they open or download attachments from trusted sources only. If any user gets links stating free lunches, movie tickets, or a per cent off on apparel, it probably may be untrue. One should always remember not to enter their email and password in any random websites or applications or enter any banking details anywhere; it would be none other than any fraudulent tactics to access your information.