It turns out WhatsApp voice memos aren’t as secure as you thought.
According to researchers, crooks are using a new phishing campaign that mimics the popular feature to steal your money.
The scam is packaged in an email in which the attacker poses as WhatsApp, experts at cybersecurity firm Armorblox wrote The Wednesday.
It tells you that you’ve received a new private voicemail and need to tap a play button in the email to listen to it.
If you follow these instructions, you will end up on a website that will install malware on your device.
This shady download hunts and sucks data on your phone or PC and may expose you to credential theft.
It’s possible that attackers could then use usernames and passwords stolen with the software to access your online bank account.
“The socially engineered email was titled ‘New Incoming Voicemail’ and included a header in the email body that repeated the email title,” Armorblox wrote.
“The email body forged a secure message from WhatsApp, implying that the victim had received a new private voicemail.”
Apparently, the attack has already reached more than 28,000 inboxes.
It is largely aimed at companies in the healthcare, education and retail sectors.
The attacks are said to be so sophisticated that they can easily bypass Microsoft and Google email security filters.
It’s unclear who is behind the attacks, but they appear to be conducting their operations through Russian websites, researchers said.
However, this does not confirm that the hackers are Russians as they may have taken control of the domain from another country.
It is one of a growing number of phishing campaigns targeting individuals and businesses in the West since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Phishing attacks lure victims to a website that appears to be operated by a trusted entity, such as B. a bank, a social media platform or another service.
However, the website is fake with fake content designed to trick you into entering sensitive information like password or email address.
Attacks are most commonly spread via email, but can also be contained in messages sent via chat apps like WhatsApp.
It is recommended that users protect themselves from attacks by installing security software on their devices and setting up two-factor authentication for their online accounts.
Be suspicious of messages sent to you by strangers and avoid opening attachments or downloading files sent in messages or emails unless you completely trust the sender.
If you are concerned that you have been scammed by a financial scam, the first thing you should do is contact your bank.
You should then report it to ActionFraud. your site is actionfraud.police.ukand her phone number is 0300 123 2040.
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