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Beware of "WhatsApp You have a New Voice Message" Malicious Emails

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Beware of "WhatsApp You have a New Voice Message" Malicious Emails

Beware of fake and malicious WhatsApp messages like the one below, which are being sent by cyber criminals in an attempt to infect the recipients' computers with malware. These bogus email messages claim that the recipients have received a new voice message and they should click "Autoplay" to listen to it. But, the "Autoplay" link or button goes to a malicious website.

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The "WhatsApp You have a New Voice Message" Malicious Email

From: Whats AppService
Sent: Thursday, September 07, 2017 12:36 AM
Subject: You have a new voicemessage, 7:36

Whats App

You have a new voicemessage.

Description

Date: Sep 7 7:36

Length of Call: 06 seconds

Autoplay

Remember, the email message was not sent from WhatsApp.

If the "Autoplay" is clicked in this email message, the user will be redirected to a malicious website and asked to download some malicious applications. On this same website, the user may also be tricked into downloading other malicious applications that are disguised as web browsers (Browser 6.5), antivirus and critical application updates.

If you receive any email message appearing as if it came from WhatsApp, please DO NOT click on the links in it, instead, go directly to your WhatsApp application on your mobile device and view the message or any other forms of notification from there.

Email messages are the simplest way to infect a computer or a mobile device. That is why cybercriminals continue to use this method to infect computers and mobile devices. So, if you receive an email message, caution should be taken before clicking on any links or attachments within it.

Please share with us what you know or ask a question about this article by leaving a comment below. Also, check the comment section below for additional information, if there is any.

Remember to forward malicious or phishing email messages to us at the following email address: info@onlinethreatalerts.com

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