Hackers usually have a lot of imagination and use it to carry out several types of cyberattacks. If you received a link on your WhatsApp to download ‘WhatsApp Pink’, then beware, don’t open it, as it’s a scam.
If you are a victim of this type of attack, then let me clarify that hackers can easily steal your WhatsApp account and block access to your account as well.
This is basically a scam, and this time it is a link that has been shared that promises to turn the app into Pink through an app.
But, a security expert, Rajshekhar Rajaharia posted some tips on Twitter to get rid of this threat. According to him, if you have installed the app then you have to remove the app, “WhatsApp Pink” immediately from your device.
Moreover, if you are using WhatsApp on your web browser, via WhatsApp web, then you must clear the cache from the settings and check the permissions.
How to be Safe from #WhatsAppPink Virus
1. Uninstall #WhatsAppPink Immediately.
2. Unlink all Whatsapp Web Devices.
3. Clear Browser cache from settings.
4. Check Permission for all Apps.
5. If found any suspicious permission to any app, revoke it.#InfoSec #CyberSecurity https://t.co/GoyRz5B6b4 pic.twitter.com/bZcf9Xr1Ub
— Rajshekhar Rajaharia (@rajaharia) April 19, 2021
WhatsApp in 2020 has surpassed two billion users on a global scale, and WhatsApp is one of the most used communications platforms in the world, although there are currently several alternatives like Telegram, Signal, Discord.
Apart from this, if you are also the victim of this link and received this link on your WhatsApp, then do not open that link; simply delete that message with that malicious link immediately from your device and WhatsApp.