ESET Ireland warns Irish WhatsApp users not to click on an email that claims it’s from WhatsApp, but in reality, spreads a trojan infection.
A dangerous email spam message is dropping into Irish mailboxes, pretending to come from WhatsApp. Its subject says “Missed voicemail” and the content of the mail just says “New voicemessage” and has a link called “Play”.
ESET Ireland recommends extreme caution when it comes to such emails, as trojan infections can expose the computer to ransomware, that ends up locking your files and demands a ransom of several hundred Euros. Rather than impulsively clicking a link in an unverified email claiming it’s from WhatsApp, log in to your WhatsApp account the standard way instead and check for any messages there.
by Urban Schrott, ESET Ireland