Whatsapp Colour Malware – Don’t click! Data loss reported
Are you a regular WhatsApp user? If yes, then by now you may have got this text message asking you to click on it, which will enable WhatsApp text colour option. It is a WhatsApp colour malware and I would recommend don’t fall for it.
If you haven’t got anything yet then read this article and share it with others.
The link went viral all over WhatsApp after the originator asks to forward this link to different WhatsApp group.
Today people follow sharing trend, they have the type of mentality if they are falling they will take someone else with them.
This is a type of malware.It asks the user to share it and catch more different users to generate more murmur.
There are so many links that you can find over the internet asking you to install these type of malware. They secretly stole your data without the permission of end-user.
The company has some algorithms to take care of these type of links. But surprisingly this colour WhatsApp thing become an exception and spread like fire in a forest.
If you get this link you will be asked to share it with other friends, If you do so then it will pop up shows a message, which says that the different color can only be used on a computer, where your device needs to have Chrome as your browser and you should add the required extension.
This malicious link will redirect you to a website named www.blackwhats.site, which is a suspicious adware website Clicking on the link will provide a gateway to adware to transmit some personal information. Some data loss has been reported by users.
How can you protect yourself from WhatsApp colour malware?
I will suggest you to think broadly. Whatsapp will never send you such messages, It will only come with latest updates. Peoples who are the old users ofWhatsAppp and social media might be aware of these type of links.
- Don’t share such link to other groups.
- Report the message to Whatsapp community.
- Ask your friend to report as well.
- Maintain a backup of your data in third-party storage or cloud.
You can share it with your friends, this might help someone from being caught in some similar situation.