WhatsApp Gold Includes New “Security Features”
Number of users have reported that they have received invitation for the limited edition version of WhatsApp. The message contains a download link to a website, which is crawled with malware and viruses. Limited Edition WhatsApp promises users of having the ability to videos chat, send 100 images at once, new emojis because why not, “enhanced security features” and even delete sent message, which would entice more users to fall for this scam.
It seemed to have affect android users so far, there have been no claims for other platforms. As always make sure to download or upgrade applications from PlayStore, or directly from authors website.
Whatsapp Gold :/ pic.twitter.com/NAcVz7hlam
— Abhi (@jhootha_hi_sahi) May 11, 2016
This is not the first time users have downloaded malware version of WhatsApp. “The developers of WhatsApp Plus have no relationship to WhatsApp, and we do not support WhatsApp Plus.” WhatsApp will ban users if it detects unauthorized applications on the system. It is advised to immediately uninstall the application and ignore any similar types of messages.