In the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, a cyber virus now emerges that is transferred through WhatsApp.
Somagnews reports on the recently discovered infection, which is spreading quickly through WhatsApp. Yes, although it is not a virus like Sar-CoV-2, it is damaging devices, taking accounts and more.
The malware was found by Lukas Stefanko, who has a master’s degree in Computer system Engineering from the Technical University of Kosice, and explained that this cyber infection benefits from the rapid reaction functions of instant messaging applications, especially WhatsApp.
This pretends to be an official Huawei application that when installed we should accept it and give the application approvals, obtaining advantages to send out messages.
The malware spreads out through the victim’s WhatsApp, reacting immediately to all notices gotten by sending a link to a destructive mobile application.
Recognize the WhatsApp virus
The danger reaches the user through a message from the “aggressor”, but with this malware the enemy becomes the user who was previously infected, so individuals who end up spreading it are the victims themselves.
The message that reaches the victim invites him to set up a fake Huawei application from a website that appears like the Google Play Store.
The malware requests consents to send alerts and in this way benefits from WhatsApp’s quick action function, even having the ability to send out the message with the mobile obstructed.
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— Infection Bulletin (@virusbtn) January 28, 2021