Using a fake Whatsapp-Mail, it creates cybercriminals of credentials on devices. How users can protect themselves.

Dortmund – The Instant Messenger WhatsApp * always brings new features and updates. There are also a wide variety of features at the app: Emojis, voice messages. WhatsApp Pay *, sharing the live location and much more.

There is also the possibility to use WhatsApp Web * in the browser or to test unpublished features in the beta version. Accordingly, it is hard to keep the overview, which is really from WhatsAppself and where data haven can be behind it. reports about it.

WhatsApp: Warning of dangerous e-mail – behind it is fraud

Currently, WhatsApp users should be very careful when delivering a mail from the messenger. Maybe this is not whatsapp, but a trap. In the mail a new function is touted.

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But beware is required, by clicking the mail a Trojan virus can be installed and thus averse information and data are stolen from the device, as writes. Also a fake raffle is currently making the round * at WhatsApp and brings the data of users in danger.

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In the mail, the recipient is offered to hear a newly preserved voice message at WhatsApp * directly from the mail. With just one click, the message can be opened in the browser.

If this step is executed, you will be asked to confirm that you are not a robot. Exactly this step is the dangerous. When confirming this confirmation, a Trojan virus is installed on the mobile device (more Digital News * at data *)

Since the surface looks like those of WhatsApp, this is misleading. Instead of a real function of WhatsApp *, this is a phishing mail. Using the Trojan, credentials stored in the browser are tapped and forwarded to cybercriminals.

There are always WhatsApp news reporting on such tricks. Last year, for example, a harmful virus spread directly via WhatsApp.

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Like Armorblox, an American security platform, writes, a research team on Mail Accounts of Google Workspace and Microsoft Office 365 could discover the phishing emails. Overall, there are at least almost 28,000 accounts that are affected.

Since the mail is sent by a valid domain, it can handle the security standards of the mail programs. The domain is called “Since we receive so many e-mails from service providers, our brain is trained to perform the actions required in it quickly.”

Armorblox therefore recommends be more careful. For example, the sender name, the send address, the language and all logical inconsistencies are respected in the e-mail. _ * is Wiedata part of the editorial network of ips.media_

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