Always be careful before clicking on links that are sent to you on WhatsApp. Security company Comodo has discovered that some WhatsApp users are being targeted by malware and other damaging programs.
These viruses are disguised as official emails from the messaging service themselves, warning users that they have either a missed call, a pending audio recording or simply a notification. The malware runs when the user clicks on the link, leaving your PC infected.
The malware is a variant of the “Nivdort” family, a family of malware that replicates itself on different system files.
“Cybercriminals are becoming more and more like marketers – trying to use creative subject lines to have unsuspecting emails be clicked and opened to spread malware”, says Comodo.