A malware attack targeted specifically at businesses and consumers who might use WhatsApp has been found unleashed in the wild. According to the Comodo Antispam Labs (CASL) team, as part of a random phishing campaign, cyber-criminals are sending fake emails claiming to be delivering legitimate WhatsApp content; instead, the messages spread malware when the target clicks on the “message.” The attachment contains a compressed (.zip) file, which houses a malware executable. The malware is a variant of the Nivdort family, which usually replicates itself into different system folders, adding itself into an auto-run in the computer’s registry.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: Infosecurity Magazine