Day: April 11, 2018

Be aware: WhatsApp Plus app is tracking your personal data.

Be aware: WhatsApp Plus app is tracking your personal data.

Buzz
Security researchers at Malwarebytes Labs, an American Internet security company, have discovered that a new fake WhatsApp application has been circulating around the internet that fraudulently collects users’ data and replaces it with malware. Dubbed as “WhatsApp Plus”, the app disguises itself as the pro-variant of WhatsApp offering additional functionality and lots of handy new features like running four WhatsApp accounts, hide ‘typing message’ notification, hide double ticks and blue ‘read’ ticks, mentions a report by Malwarebytes Lab. However, the app instead steals personal information from the phone, including photos and phone numbers, and replaces it with malware. Fortunately, while the app is not available on the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, the APK file of the app is