A lot of spam messages with social engineering characteristics are circulating on Whatsapp. Few days back people believed Whatsapp Video calling spam and shared the malicious links without any further thinking about the security. Now another spam is widely circulating through Whatsapp i.e. “Whatsapp Golden Version” scam.
The scammer claims that the Whatsapp Gold Version was only available to the Top celebrities earlier, and the same Gold version with extra features is accessible to the limited set of the users right now. The Scammer grabs the Whatsapp users’ attention by promising exciting news features such as sending hundreds of photos at once, video calling, new emojis, and powerful security.
The entire scam hides in a simple text message with a hyperlink to the Whatsapp Gold version. Once the victim clicks the link, then it redirects to another malicious website which offers Whatsapp Gold download. Finally, the downloaded malware application steals your personal data from your phone.
So rethink twice before circulating such spam messages that redirect to unknown sites. There will be few people in our circle who don’t have sufficient technical knowledge. Sharing malicious content troubles their phones and valuable data.