New whatsapp scam: so you can steal your account with an email

The cybercriminals never rest and are able to go in accordance with the new technologies that are emerging, engineering new methods to cheat and get the money a

New whatsapp scam: so you can steal your account with an email

The cybercriminals never rest and are able to go in accordance with the new technologies that are emerging, engineering new methods to cheat and get the money alien. For years, Phishing is the star strategy for these hackers and the ways of contacting the user vary to try to catch him off guard.

According to the Office of Intletaut (OSI), which is part of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation of the Government of Spain and the National Institute of Cybersecurity, the last scam through whatsapp that is registering is an attempt to hack that is being Giving frequently in Spain. It is an attempt to fraudulent access to the WHATSAPP account of the victim.

The method is quite simple. Cybets send an email postponing by the Messaging Application Application of Facebook with the Subject: 'WhatsApp Message Backup * 913071605 No. (XXXXX)'. In this way they make the victim believe that the content of the message is the chat history of the APP.

In the mail a link appears with which you supposedly download whatsapp conversations, however, what the user will be downloaded is an attachment with a Trojan type virus. The problem is that when using the hook the backup, the odds that the victim is downloaded by the file, they are high. Even though the rest of the mail is written with several spelling faults.

The OSI points out that the domain of the sender's direction does not belong to whatsapp, although other cases could be given when they simulated belonging to the company itself, or Facebook directly, since this field is easy to falsify.

The Trojan comes as an attachment is a self-running once downloaded to the terminal , track and steal sensitive information such as passwords and banking credentials of the victim. Very dangerous because it could impersonate the victim and access your bank account to steal money or use credentials to subscribe to different payment platforms .

The best advice is that you never download files on your mobile phone from Correos, even if you are from contacts you know since your accounts have been hacked or could be becoming going through them. A very useful recommendation especially for Android users, since in the terminals with this operating system it is easier to install third-party applications.

Another way to be protected from this kind of scam is to have always updated the operating system of the terminal, in addition to the rest of applications that you have installed. Also, it also avoids downloading files from whatsapp itself, as there have also been cases where cybers have been passed through a victim contact, such as a family member and co-worker, passing an attachment that contains A malware intended to subtract all kinds of terminal information.

Updated Date: 07 December 2021, 09:16

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