WhatsApp Pink: Alert! THIS forwarded link on your WhatsApp with APK download link is a trap; Don't click - Check all details here
WhatsApp update: A new kind of virus is spreading rapidly on the most popular messaging application WhatsApp. A link claiming to change the original green colour of the WhatsApp logo to pink is being circulated on WhatsApp groups.
WhatsApp update: A new kind of virus is spreading rapidly on the most popular messaging application WhatsApp. A link claiming to change the original green colour of the WhatsApp logo to pink is being circulated on WhatsApp groups. However, that WhatsApp message comes with a malicious link and it's a virus, kindly do not open this link.
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According to a report from BGR India, no link or anything can change the original logo or the colour of any app. If there’s a change in the logo, there should be an official announcement by the company for the same. Otherwise, it’s a new way to trick users and steal access to their account. Cyber experts are warning WhatsApp users from falling prey to the virus.
Cybersecurity experts suggest that clicking on the malicious link will hack users’ phone and provide access to the WhatsApp account. It is also said, if you click on the WhatsApp Pink link, there are high chances that you will lose access to your WhatsApp account too, the report said.
Cybersecurity expert Rajshekhar Rajaharia posted on social media platforms, “Beware of WhatsApp Pink!! A Virus is being spread in WhatsApp groups with an APK download link. Don’t click any link with the name of #WhatsappPink. Complete access to your phone will be lost.” Several WhatsApp users are reportedly sharing malicious link on groups but this should be stopped immediately.
According to the report, Cyber intelligence firm Voyager Infosec director Jiten Jain suggested that WhatsApp users should never install any APK or mobile app other than those available on the official App store of Google or Apple.
“Such malicious apps can be used to compromise your phone and steal personal data like –photos, sms, contacts etc. Keyboard based malwares can be used to track everything you type. It can be used to capture and steal banking passwords. The current case of Pink WhatsApp or WhatsApp Gold is also a case of malware impersonating as fake WhatsApp feature apps,” Jain was quoted as saying to BGR.