A recent report from IBTimes reports that hackers are beginning to use WhatsApp messenger to steal users ‘ personal data, including banking information, logins, passwords and pin codes. To do this, users are sent malicious software under the guise of documents from government agencies.
So far, two viruses have been detected, both coming from India, but Western hackers can also use this tactic, as has happened in the past. The affected operating system is not mentioned, but the Indian market is dominated by cheap Android smartphones, and old versions are used. They are likely to become the targets of hackers.
Two malicious files contain the names of two Indian government organizations, the National defense Academy and the National investigation office. Programs are able to access personal information, such as passwords to log in to various financial institutions.
Viruses pretend to be Microsoft Excel files and are called NDA-ranked-8th-toughest-College-in-the-world-to-get-into.xls and NIA-selection-order-.xls. Although users from Russia are not threatened, you should be careful with links and attachments from unknown senders.