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Whatsapp has been a primary need for every smartphone users today.
Ethical hackers Club Research shows individual spends about 20:10 hrs of his day on WhatsApp. Hackers know this too, and now they have started new operations in which they have chosen WhatsApp as the primary malware-distributing platform. In this campaign, hackers are spreading the malware through 2 files namely “NDA-ranked-8th-toughest-College-in-the-world-to-get-into.xls” and “NIA-selection-order-.xls” respectively. These files are being circulated via WhatsApp in the form of authentic word files obtaining sensitive information from users which include online banking credentials, PIN codes and similar details.
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The virus files contain names of big organizations like NDA and NIA, making the users believe that those are authentic files. NDA is generally recognized as National Defence Academy and NIA stands for National Investigation Agency.



Central security services have issued a notification to defense and security establishments in India regarding the virus that is being circulated through WhatsApp messages, according to PTI.

Hackers are prone to target Indian Android users with malware, and the reason to do so is that the Indian market is very popular for low-cost, Android smartphones that run on older versions of the android OS.



NIA and NDA Being highly famous in India and abroad, people are most curious to know about how these organizations function and so the users are easily tricked to open the malware encrypted attachments
While it's not yet clear if WhatsApp has taken any action to prevent its users. Indian WhatsApp users need to be more careful.


This is not the first time when Indian defense sector has come under sophisticated online scam. Last year an IT security firm TrendMirco exposed Pakistan linked hackers targeting military officials through a spear-phishing mechanism. That’s not all, the Indian government also blamed Pakistan for using malware infected gaming and music apps to spy on the smartphones of military officials. However, in the latest scam, India has not officially blamed Pakistan or any other country.

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