TrendMicro reports that hackers have already begun to tamper with the mobile devices via emails. The growing number of mobile threats appears in new ways. Attackers trying to infiltrate mobile devices entices users with unwanted emails. Malware peddlers have decided to bank on the popularity of the WhatsApp programme in order to entice users.
TrendMicro experts report that attack starts with a fake WhatsApp notification delivered via email, claiming that the user has received new voicemail. Pressing the Play button will redirect users to different malicious sites . They will be taken to a site that warns them that they should download an update for their browser. As the users click Play button malware is loading to the computer.
If the user opens the message and downloads malware as the attackers wish it will send short text messages to the pre defined codes. Besides it, another application may be required to install. It is recommended to be careful with the fake emails and not to click messages from unknown resources.