WhatsApp holiday greetings used in cyberattacks
Malware hijacks users’ browsers and exposes data to harvesting by hackers
A new online threat has been identified by the Dublin-based IT consultancy Zonua which is targeting those sending messages for Christmas and the new year.
The form of malware uses WhatsApp to send greetings along with a link, but then hijacks the user’s browser to install phishing software and malware. This type of malicious attack leaves a user’s data vulnerable to being harvested by hackers.
At present the attack is only...
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