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Look out! This version is pernicious! Think twice before downloading it

beware of whatsapp plus

Whatsapp has become a part of everyday’s routine; we all know Whatsapp will update features time to time; along with advantages, it has shortfalls too. WhatsApp is tangled in yet another cybersecurity issue; Malwarebytes reported that a fake version of the app is creating havoc across the internet and this version of the app is namely WhatsApp Plus.

This application is detrimental, it hacks users personal data. It is not accessible on the Google Play Store; a link to the .apk of the app is being floated and when you install the app it displays a gold Whatsapp logo in the middle with a URL and handle.

If you accept and agree to their terms and conditions, you will be redirected to update a new version and once you are done with it you will be diverted to an unsafe website where the text will be in Arabic.

According to Malwarebytes Lab, this perilous app contains features like hiding typing a message, received texts, reading texts but the report by MalwareBytes Lab further did not reveal about the functions of the app and how it gathers data.

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