THIS Whatsapp feature is DANGEROUS!

    According to cybersecurity experts, scammers are able to use your WhatsApp Voice Notes to empty your bank account! So, if you are using this WhatsApp feature, STOP! Read this first and find out how they carry out a WhatsApp phishing scam.
    By: SHAURYA TOMER
    | Updated on: Apr 06 2022, 11:35 IST
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    According to experts at cybersecurity firm Armorblox, the WhatsApp phishing scam is packaged in an email in which the scammer indicates he is from WhatsApp itself. The email tells you that you have received a private WhatsApp voice note. (Pixabay)
    1/5 According to experts at cybersecurity firm Armorblox, the WhatsApp phishing scam is packaged in an email in which the scammer indicates he is from WhatsApp itself. The email tells you that you have received a private WhatsApp voice note. (Pixabay)
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    It urges you to click on the button. Once you click on it, it leads you to a webpage which then installs malware on your device, causing your financial credentials to be exposed. These could then possibly be used to taret your account. (HT_Print)
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    2/5 It urges you to click on the button. Once you click on it, it leads you to a webpage which then installs malware on your device, causing your financial credentials to be exposed. These could then possibly be used to taret your account. (HT_Print)
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    The email is usually titled 'New Incoming Voice message' and includes a header in the email body reiterating the email title". The attack has already reached more than 28,000 inboxes. (Reuters)
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    3/5 The email is usually titled 'New Incoming Voice message' and includes a header in the email body reiterating the email title". The attack has already reached more than 28,000 inboxes. (Reuters)
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    These attacks target organisations across healthcare, education, and retail and are easily able to bypass Google and Microsoft’s email security filters. (Pixabay)
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    4/5 These attacks target organisations across healthcare, education, and retail and are easily able to bypass Google and Microsoft’s email security filters. (Pixabay)
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    To prevent being a victim of phishing attacks, you can install security software on your device and set up two-factor authentication on your online accounts. You also have to be wary of suspicious emails and avoid opening attachments from unknown sources. (Bloomberg)
    WhatsApp
    5/5 To prevent being a victim of phishing attacks, you can install security software on your device and set up two-factor authentication on your online accounts. You also have to be wary of suspicious emails and avoid opening attachments from unknown sources. (Bloomberg)
    First Published Date: 06 Apr, 11:35 IST
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