Saturday, 23 January 2016

Look out for this email scam/virus! Very common, and uses a popular app, #Whatsapp

The virus is being circulated via email and is designed to look like it’s been sent by a legitimate source, researchers at Comodo Labs say. Fraudsters hope users will open the scam email and download the attached virus, which then infiltrates their phone.
Emails from the criminals contain sneaky subject lines including, “new voice message” or “an audio memo was missed” followed by a play button.
Others have received messages including “a brief audio recording has been delivered”, “a short vocal recording was obtained” and a fake notification about a video note.
Although none of the emails come from a WhatsApp address they are “disguised with an umbrella branding”, Comodo confirmed.

Read the full story here: http://www.news.com.au/technology/online/social/cyber-criminals-using-email-scam-to-spread-virus-via-whatsapp/news-story/9cbcea23789e24eda5922528b011ed57