Recently, scammers to conductPhishing attacks are increasingly used by popular instant messengers. Experts from the company ESET found that the problem has come to WhatsApp. This time, users are lured by the possibility of changing the color of the application interface by installing additional software, which is malicious.
WhatsApp users receive a newsletter, inwhich offers to download the file, giving the opportunity to change the green color to any more suitable for a potential victim. To do this, click on the link and download the specified program.
If you download this malicious application ondesktop personal computer, it will automatically dispatch WhatsApp color promotion offers for the entire contact list of the application. The phishing program is currently available in the Chrome store and has already been downloaded by 16 thousand users. In smartphones, the malware behaves somewhat differently. The owner is offered to send the link independently to 30 contacts or 10 chat rooms and only then the service of changing the colors of the interface will become available. After downloading the APK file best_video.apk and subscription to notifications, the victim becomes an object for delivering unauthorized advertising while using the WhatsApp messenger.