As collected from the Internet Security Office (OSI), One of the most common email campaigns is the one that supplants the identity of WhatsApp to make us believe that it is a communication from the messaging application, but what the message does is send us a link that will download a Trojan to the device when we click in the same.
The message we receive is an email that pretends to be a backup of WhatsApp conversations and call history, along with a link that invites the user to click on it to download the backup. But no, it is not your copy nor do you have to click on the link because you will only get download malware on your mobile phone…
As we can see in the OSI screenshot, it is an email indicating “Backup of WhatsApp conversation and call history” but without indicating your username or your phone number, but simply the number of deleted messages , received, restored… And a link that says “Download see history conversations” where we are encouraged to click to download.
What we need to do in this case is simply delete email that we have received and do not click on it. Simply delete the file if it has been saved on your device and trash the email.
What do we do if we have already clicked on the link? In this case, you will have been infected with the Trojan and it is best to bet on using a reliable and quality antivirus to eliminate it as soon as possible and prevent it from stealing your data, your information or destroying the content of your mobile phone without your consent. permission.
How can we avoid it
Although this is one case, there are many more. There are many cases that pretend to be other companies or services to steal our data. It happens now with WhatsApp but also regularly with Correos and other messaging companies.
When we receive a message or email, it is important that we pay attention to all the details, in the links that they send us, in the email from which it was sent, in the wording of the message in case there are spelling mistakes or inconsistencies, in the domains of the email that sends the message…
In addition, it is important that you always let us be suspicious if they send us this type of communication by ways that are not the official application. In the case of WhatsApp, there is only one way to consult the backup copies and it is from the messaging application that we have installed on the mobile phone.