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WhatsApp chain letter distributed Trojan on your smartphone
04.19.2016, 14:18:Who is active on smartphone messenger WhatsApp, should be wary of an insidious virus in eight.This is distributed via chain mail and installs a Trojan on the computer to which it attached the link was invoked.
Users can get their-mail address with which they have logged into Messenger, a message with the subject “A Hörnachricht has been received!” Sent.Sender of this mail supposedly WhatsApp.Clicking but on the attached link in the mail, which leads to a .zip file.It then is the Trojans, can acquire the hacker access to the computer.More for your protection you can read here.
Generally everyone should be suspicious that receives an email with the sender “WhatsApp”, especially when it is about “Hörnachrichten” payments or similar.Those who have already clicked the mentioned .zip file should immediately seek his computer a virus scan.
Again and again, cybercriminals distribute via WhatsApp or email malware, access from data or lure clueless in subscription traps.
To protect it is therefore necessary to consider some important tips:
- Open email and WhatsApp messages only if you know the sender and trust him!
- Click mainly only on links and attachments, if you are sure that they come from a trusted source!
- Never give out personal information such as credit card numbers on request in emails or texts on WhatsApp!
- Observe the rule: If something sounds too good to be true, then it is very likely so!(For example, when the alleged lottery wins or very cheap deals)
- Pay attention to grammar and spelling errors in the letter!
- Read the news carefully and consider whether they make for you any sense!(If you are advised, for example, on a package, ask yourself: Do I have ordered something?)