WhatsApp users have been getting links to their phones claiming to change the instant messaging app theme from its trademark green to pink. Plus, the link promises new features. Cyber experts have warned users of the messaging app to stop clicking on any such link.
The link is hidden as an official update from WhatsApp. If a user clicks on a link, their phones may be hacked and they may lose access to their Whatsapp account. The PTI report says many WhatsApp users are sharing the link unknowingly.
“Beware of WhatsApp Pink !! The virus is still being spread on WhatsApp groups via the APK download link. Do not click on any link with the #WhatsappPink name. Full access to your phone will be lost,” said cyber security expert Rajshekhar Rajaharia. on social media.
“Malicious applications like these can be used to threaten your phone and steal your information such as photos, SMS, contacts, etc. Keyboard-based malwares can be used to track all typing. It can be used to retrieve and retrieve bank passwords. Pink Whatsapp or Whatsapp Gold is also a problem for malware that creates non-WhatsApp applications, ”said Jain.
When contacted, WhatsApp said, “Anyone can receive an unfamiliar, uncharacteristic or suspicious message from any service, including email, and at any time we encourage everyone to be vigilant before responding or participating. In particular WhatsApp, we also recommend people use the tools we provide. within the app to send us a message, report a contact or block a contact. “