Cybersecurity researchers have warned of fraudulent messages on the “WhatsApp” application in an attempt to deceive users and steal their money, as many victims of scams and fraud have been monitored, and a large number of them have been monitored.
According to the British newspaper, “The Sun”, a team of researchers from the famous “Kaspersky” company specializing in cybersecurity and anti-viruses in the Russian capital, Moscow, explained that they discovered an increasing number of messages that falsely claim to be from different international companies, and users should be careful when opening Fraudulent messages.
Usually, hackers pretend to be from online delivery companies, send messages to their victims containing phishing links, ask them to click on links that take them to fake websites, and then ask users to enter bank account details, credit card or other sensitive information.
The researchers emphasized that unexpected packages requiring payment by the recipient are one of the most common scams during the last quarter of the year. Paying for the service Victims are taken to a fake site and their money is stolen.
Many consumers used to receive text messages and emails from delivery companies due to reliance on “online” delivery due to the outbreak of the Corona pandemic, and therefore hackers relied on creating many fraudulent sites to inflict victims and deceive them with messages of delivery of various goods.
Tatiana Shcherbakova, of Kaspersky, explained that hackers are taking advantage of new trends and turmoil to steal money and bank credentials, in what is known as phishing, which is one of the most effective methods of scams, and users should if they see any unexpected or unknown emails, Use extreme caution when clicking on any email attachments or links that ask them to go to direct websites.
The security company recommended that users always check links in WhatsApp messages and emails before interacting with them, and also urged them to install a comprehensive security solution to make sure they are protected from the latest threats.