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So they are using WhatsApp to infect you with a Trojan

It is more than likely that most of you use this instant messaging platform to communicate with your friends, family or colleagues. But the Internet Security Bureau has now just unveiled a new malicious email campaign. To give you a more approximate idea, we refer to a series of emails that have been detected and that are responsible for impersonate identity of the same WhatsApp.

This is something that is carried out through a message that reaches us this way and that attaches a malicious link that downloads a Trojan to our computer. The email pretends to give us access to a backup of the whatsapp personal conversations for us to download. Likewise, as they inform us, the history of calls from this same platform is also attached and that we will have to click to obtain the corresponding backup of all of it.

Obviously, all this is a hoax, since, if we click on the link that they offer us, what we actually download to our computer is a Trojan. We should never trust this type of email, since this is generally not the usual way that digital platforms communicate with us. Even less to carry out this type of procedure such as backup of our data.

How to act with the fake WhatsApp message

Precisely because of all this that we tell you, we already told you at the beginning of the need to be vigilant against this type of attack. In the beginning the file that we downloaded from the link that we have mentioned is housed in the specified location of our hard drive. In the event that we have not yet executed it, it is more than likely that the infection has not reached our computer. Therefore, in that case we only have to delete that downloaded file and get rid of the email message as such.

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@Civil Guard

⚠#ALERT ❗ Email campaign detected again impersonating WhatsApp with a message that downloads a #Trojan
#NoPiques pretends to be a backup of conversations and call history and encourages you to click on the link to download it
https://t.co/2D5QqrfsDX https://t.co/Li7iqdQkMz

September 23, 2022 • 09:00

But it can also be the case that we have already launched or executed that file, so the attack has been successful. In that case, the best thing we can do is carry out a complete analysis with our antivirus to do a thorough cleaning. In this way we will free ourselves from the malicious codes that have reached our PC disks, and of course we will have to delete that downloaded file. With everything and with it we should distrust the messages that arrive by mail and ask us for certain personal data.

Likewise, we should never provide sensitive information such as bank cards, our telephone number or postal address through this means. At this precise moment, as we have told you, we should ignore this WhatsApp email that proposes us to rescue a backup of our messages and calls.

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