New Android malware hijacks WhatsApp chats to send malicious messages

A new malware on Android was found using WhatsApp chats to automatically send malicious messages. — Reuters

A new malware is spreading through WhatsApp on Android, hijacking users’ chats to send malicious messages that are self-propagating.

Cybersecurity researcher Lukas Stefanko alerted The Hacker News that the malware spreads by automatically replying to any WhatsApp message notification with a link to a malicious app.

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