When you think of phishing, you probably think of email – for better or worse, email was invented so that anyone could easily send a message to everyone, assuming they had a long enough list of email addresses.
But cybercrooks have figured out how to use closed messaging ecosystems for phishing, too, including WhatsApp.
We’ve dubbed this sort of attack Whishing – short for “WhatsApp phishing” – and we went on Facebook Live with Sophos expert Matt Boddy to explain how it works, and how to avoid it:
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For details and hi-res images of of the scam described in the video, see:
Free Virgin Atlantic tickets? No, it’s a WhatsApp scam.