FAKE WhatsApp Alert! – Do not click a Link on Fake Pink WhatsApp.
Some of the WhatsApp users have reported receiving a link to convert into a Pink theme.
Cyber attackers modified the WhatsApp link and converted it into Phishing APK. Once you clicked, it could be malicious and able to access your phone.
Fake WhatsApp Pink also claimed the new features and to add authenticity to the claim as an official update from WhatsApp. Which is not TRUE!
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 WhatsApp Pink. Complete access to your phone will be lost. Share with All..#InfoSec #Virus @IndianCERT @internetfreedom @jackerhack @sanjg2k1 pic.twitter.com/KbbtK536F2
— Rajshekhar Rajaharia (@rajaharia) April 17, 2021
What should you Do?
- Do not install any unknown APK
- Do not click WhatsApp message for changing to pink colour, your phone could be hacked.
- If you click accidentally then Uninstall WhatsAppPink Immediately.
- Unlink all Whatsapp Web Devices
- Clear Browser cache from settings
WhatsappPink app is getting hide automatically after installation.
To Uninstall it – Go to settings > Go to storage or apps (depends on model) > you can see the list of apps that are installed in your phone. There you can uninstall hidden apps, as said Rajshekhar.
WhatsApp spokesperson said, “”Anyone can get an unusual, uncharacteristic or suspicious message on any service, including email, and anytime that happens, we strongly encourage everyone to use caution before responding or engaging. “On WhatsApp in particular, we also recommend that people use the tools that we provide within the app to send us a report, report a contact, or block contact.
A “high” severity rating advisory issued by the CERT-In, or Indian Computer Emergency Response Team, said the vulnerability has been detected in software that has “WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business for Android prior to v126.96.36.199 and WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business for iOS prior to v2.21.32.”, as said in report.
“Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in WhatsApp applications which could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code or access sensitive information on targeted system.”