WhatsApp users beware! Don't upgrade to 'Gold'

Updated: Oct 04, 2016, 14:50 IST | mid-day online correspondent |

Attention WhatsApp users! If you get an alert message asking you to upgrade to 'WhatsApp Gold' ignore if immediately. You will be able to avoid that nightmare that would follow it

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Attention WhatsApp users! If you get an alert message asking you to upgrade to 'WhatsApp Gold' ignore if immediately. You will be able to avoid that nightmare that would follow it.

A new malware has entered cyberspace claiming to be a much better and 'exclusive' version of WhatsApp. Unsuspecting users are tricked into downloading and installing the app on their devices.

According to a report by Mirror, Victims of the scam have reportedly received a message that says: "Hey Finally Secret Whatsapp golden version has been leaked, This version is used only by big celebrities. Now we can use it too."

The upgrade claims to offer new features such as the ability to have video chats, send 100 pictures at once, and delete messages after you have sent them.

Downloading it infects the phone with nasty viruses and malwares. So far only Android phones seem to have been targeted.

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