[SPAM] Ransomware File Is Made WhatsApp Compatible
This is a hoax. WhatsApp as of now allows only files which are safe and cannot be manipulated. Please find more details at the verification section of this article.
Below post has been circulating on social media
The ransomware perprators have tweaked the file to make it Whatsapp compatible.
According to the latest reports from an Israeli security firm, specializing in protecting cyber assets, the latest ransomware is being distributed through Whatsapp.
Please do not open any attachment that looks like the normal Good Morning or Thought of the Day type of messages.
As soon as you download it , the malware gets embedded deeply in your mobile phone. Next when you click to view the attachment, it proceeds to display the normal message in the attachment and in the background locks up your smartphone.
You will be directed to an URL to pay 1 Btc / 1000 contacts to unlock your phone phone.
Don’t circulate or open any well meaning Good Morning messages till the threat level is lowered.
Please circulate to all your near and dear ones before it is too late.
Being forewarned is being forearmed!
It’s a false news circulating just to create panic. WhatsApp is safe.
However any link which is circulating can make you download a harmful file or can lead you to a site which can be harmful. You need to be very careful when you follow links which you receive.
Post Date: 17th May 2017
Post ID: #68101
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