Hackers employ voicemail phishing attacks on WhatsApp users


The scam was able to bypass Google and Microsoft’s email security filters after appearing to come from a legitimate email domain.

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Hackers are continuing to get more creative when it comes to stealing personal information, and WhatsApp users should be on alert for any suspicious looking emails. According to a report from email security company ArmorBlox, a Russian-based group of cyber criminals is using email spoofing and fake voice message notifications to retrieve personal information from the app’s users.

ArmorBlox states that nearly 28,000 emails using this method have been sent out, and have been linked to a page labeled ‘center for road safety of the Moscow region’. The emails in question appear to be from an accredited email source, and were able to successfully bypass Microsoft and Google’s email security processes.

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