WhatsApp is threatened by new virus. (Archive)
Mexico, DF -. WhatsApp is threatened by a new virus llalado Zeus, one of the most popular infections that specializes in stealing personal information and bank details, as published in the specialist firm ESET Latin America.
According to a research, the infection is through an email that purports to contain a voice message from WhatsApp and has a zipped attachment called Missed-message.zip.
“When you unpack an executable with the same name, which functions as dropper, a common technique used by attackers to make a file that appears harmless download another threat is obtained. Way, the file executes other malicious code, called budha.exe , which also has the same functionality, “said in a statement.
Thus, a few seconds after the execution of the false voice message, this process will be the only malware or virus. Throughout the cycle, the sound drivers handled the infected operating system, pretending to be a real audio file.
Note that once installed, the new virus will remain
hidden until access to a bank account to steal passwords and access data.