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Tuesday 28 March 2017
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Beware of new WhatsApp malware that steals your bank details

A new malware is doing the rounds on popular chat application WhatsApp. Beware of fake message, documents and other attachment files on WhatsApp. Hackers are disguising the files under the names of Indian defense organizations such as NDA and NIA.

According to a report, hackers have found out a way to get full control your smartphone via WhatsApp. The WhatsApp scam steals your bank account logins when you allow the file to download on your smartphone.

An advisory was issued on December 30 to the defence and security establishments in the country states that the two notorious virus file are circulating over instant messaging application WhatsApp and are capable to sneak into personal details of the user, especially the men in uniform.

The two files, as per the advisory accessed by PTI, are– “NDA-ranked-8th-toughest-College-in-the-world-to-get-into.xls” and “NIA-selection-order-.xls”. Officials privy to the contents of the advisory said the NDA here is understood to be indicating to army’s National Defence Academy in Khadakwasla in Pune while NIA to the premier terrorist incidents’ probe organisation– the National Investigation Agency.

The new WhatsApp hack is more advanced and damaging in a way that hackers now don’t ask to share your details. The virus can do that once you open the message. Hackers have used the database and approach of the messaging platform to distribute the fake message. These messages spread instantly; hence causing major harm is least efforts. Users are advised not to open any message that looks suspicious.