A new virus is spreading via the popular messaging App. In recent days, many people have received a message encouraging them to download a new version of the App. However, this message is a virus and did not come from the App developers.







The virus

The virus Photo Credit: Channel 2 News

Every person who has a smartphone worries from time to time about hackers but now it appears that a new virus that is spreading through WhatsApp is threatening to attack our devices with little difficulty.

Many people recently received a message encouraging them to download a new version of the popular messaging App, which includes a new video calling feature. WhatsApp developed such a feature but has not yet launched it. When users clicked on the link included in the message, they found themselves on a website that requested their personal information.

Whether the hackers were trying to attack smartphones or download spyware to them, by clicking on the link, a WhatsApp user is assisting the hackers and putting his or her smartphone at risk.