[ALERT] ADVISORY ON SECURITY EXPLOIT VIA WHATSAPP CALL

Submitted by irteam on Fri, 11/01/2019 - 08:58

Background
Irresponsible party has been spreading mesages via SMS throughout the country which eventually auto add a user to an online gambling Whatsapp group once the link provided is clicked.An example of the message "Tahniah Anda Kena Random Bonus. Anda Akan Dpt Antara 20%-200%.Top Up Utk Aktifkan Bonus Anda. Click to Claim : bit.ly/xxxx. Cepat claim dalam 24 jam".
 
Impact

  • It may redirect  to online gambling groups/any prohibited activity
  • Possibly install malicious software.
  • May indulge a person to be involved in crime or illegal action 
  • Spam the victim with gambling sites.
  • Recommendations
  • Ignore or delete any suspicious message either via SMS or WhatsApp
  • Do not click any link provided in the message
  • Block number and messages of the unknown or suspicious number
  • Always patch device with the latest update.
  • Install antivirus or antispyware and update frequently