There is a alarming situation for WhatsApp users because cyber thieves are active. Thousands of fake chat websites are in a bid to steal login details. These are new tactics of cyber thieves to gain access to WhatsApp.
Facebook-owned firm says” 39000 websites are attempting to steal the details of users via fake login pages.
Cyber thieves are not only trying WhatsApp but also they are also trying to pinch Facebook, messenger and Instagram account details too. The new phishing attacks lure victims to websites that appears to operated by a trusted entity.
Thieves are designing sites to persuade the victims to enter sensitive information like email address or passwords. Site content is helping them to do this. Facebook is so concerning about this wave of cyber crime. Facebook has filed case to counter cyber thieves in their track.
Lawsuit against cyber thieves
In blog post Facebook said , we have filed a federal lawsuit in the court of California to deceive cyber thieves. It includes login credentials on fake login pages for Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp. Cracking is a significant threat to all users on internet.
This case is a one more step in our continuing efforts to protect people’s privacy and safety. It is a clear message for those who are trying to abuse our platform because it will increase accountability for those thieves.
If you get an email or a text on WhatsApp persuading you to log in via website. Don’t do this until you are 100 confident because it is fraud.
Facebook says that all emails about your account always come from fb.com, facebook.com or facebookmail.com. You can always visit www.facebook.com or open your Facebook app to check for important messages from the firm.
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