The nth fraud reaches WhatsApp. A message circulating on the instant messaging service promises a new package of Christmas emoticons that actually do not exist.
The link in question, which appears in the message, only serves to activate a ‘premium’ subscription users can miserable Christmas.
Emoticons remain a source of inspiration for cyber criminals worldwide. At least that is what appears after landing at the nth WhatsApp fraud related to ’emoji’.
If the instant messaging service related scams supposedly new tools are already a classic, the arrival of brand new emoticons is the most common Trojan horse to install ‘ malware ‘on user devices.
This time, the reason is none other than the arrival of Christmas. A new message has begun to circulate in groups and talks WhatsApp promising a new package of Christmas emoticons that obviously does not exist.
The link through which these assumptions would lead to emoticons leads actually to a website where users must put your phone number.
However, only it serves to activate a ‘premium’ subscription with the next phone bill will become an unpleasant Christmas present. No new Christmas smileys in WhatsApp. At least, for now.