After the big controversy related to the sharing of users’ private data by WhatsApp and which pushed many customers to move to other platforms, those who remained will face a new problem. It is a new malware that controls the user’s activities on the application. This was discovered by a cyber security researcher Lucas Stefanco D’Set Which warns users about this new virus that spreads very easily.
According to the researcher’s explanation, once the virus infects a phone, it automatically spreads by sending a trick download link to receive the WhatsApp message. The virus spread method can be easily fooled when the link is not warned since the official application directive Huawei In the download store Play store Of Google. « This malware spreads through victims’ WhatsApp applications that automatically respond to all WhatsApp notifications with links to the malicious version of Huawei Mobile ”, Explained ESET Lucas Stefanco.
Private data at risk
During the installation of a malicious application, it calls for multiple permissions to use critical permissions to enable the user to access notifications, stay active in the background, and display an overlay on their other applications. These permissions allow applications to display fake advertisements, as well as direct fake pages, intended to retrieve their victims’ personal data such as passwords and bank details. At the moment, the only way to protect yourself from viruses is not to click on suspects in the Play Store.