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WhatsApp gold – a new way to inject malware in smartphones

A Viral Message Is Being Spread On Social Networking Sites To Download New Version Of Whatsapp Aka WhatsApp Gold. Beware! There Is Nothing Like Such Version Instead It’s A Trick To Inject Malware Into Your Device.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Ankit Pal | Updated on: 27 May 2016, 03:02:02 PM

New Delhi:

A viral message is being spread on social networking sites to download new version of Whatsapp aka WhatsApp Gold. Beware! There is nothing like such version instead it’s a trick to inject malware into your device.

The message says that ' WhatsApp Gold' was until now used by 'big celebrities' and includes some new features like video calling, ability to send 100 images at once, free calling, ability to change WhatsApp themes and more. The message also says that the 'WhatsApp Gold' is not available to all users and can be installed only via invitation.

The users are then sent to www.goldenversion.com, clicking on which is now leading to an error page. The number of people who have already installed this is still unknown. This malware app is not available on any of the official mobile store.

This scam is similar to what we had seen in WhatsApp Plus scam. WhatsApp on the other hand has said it will ban all those devices which use this malware.

According to a recent report, WhatsApp is now the most popular instant messaging application in 109 countries, which is roughly 55.6% of the world. The firm has over a billion monthly active users. The report further adds that it has over 70 million users in India alone.

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First Published : 27 May 2016, 03:00:00 PM

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