Beware! WhatsApp Pink Scam Is Here To Steal Your Data And Gain Access To Your Phone

Pappi Hex

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has a lot of features that make the messaging platform number one in the world. However, there are so many unofficial versions of WhatsApp out there that offer mouth-watering features that aren't on the official app.

Due to the large number of modded WhatsApp versions out there, it is difficult to differentiate the genuine ones from the ones with malicious comes WhatsApp Pink. 

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Unlike other modded versions such as GBWhatsApp, WhatsApp Plus, etc, WhatsApp Pink comes with the intention to steal your data and give hackers access to your phone once the app is installed.

Several WhatsApp users, particularly in India, have received a message containing a link that pretends to provide existing WhatsApp experience in a pink colour, and as well bring new features. However, it doesn't bring any changes to the original WhatsApp installation, instead, the link takes the user to a page with an option to download the malicious WhatsApp Pink. This doesn't have anything with Facebook or WhatsApp.

A tweet by cybersecurity researcher Rajshekhar Rajharia containing screenshots shows how the malicious app imitates the interface of WhatsApp to prey on users.

"Once installed, the fake WhatsApp app starts circulating a message that contains the link for its downloading. The aim of the hacker appears to collect user data of as many users as possible," Rajaharia told Gadgets 360.

He went on to add that the modded malicious WhatsApp app seems to target the police and media persons. The download link of WhatsApp Pink found its way circulating in the groups of police officers in Delhi and Rajasthan.

However, the actors behind this sham are circulating different WhatsApp Pink links on WhatsApp to masquerade their activity. 

In the past, we've seen where WhatsApp users were fooled into downloading WhatsApp Gold and other malicious modded versions of WhatsApp.

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