WhatsApp Security Alert as Agent Smith Virus Infected Millions of People


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WhatsApp Security Alert as Agent Smith Virus Infected Millions of People

Recently WhatsApp messenger alerts their users about the latest WhatsApp Security Alert. The latest WhatsApp malware is Agent Smith Virus that affected millions of WhatsApp users. This malware is massive security as well as a privacy risk. Google’s Android is a leading OS along with WhatsApp messenger which is a leading chatting application. 1.5 billion people use WhatsApp every month.

Recently WhatsApp’s user database along with Android’s userbase is targeted by a huge malware. According to experts, around 25 million users are affected by Agent Smith virus.

WhatsApp Security Alert as Agent Smith Virus Infected Millions of People

Why WhatsApp Security Alert is Named as Agent Smith

The latest WhatsApp security threat alert is named as Agent Smith because of a nefarious villain role in the Matrix movie.

Report of Android Check Point Researchers

Android Check Point researchers issued a report on WhatsApp Security Alert. Android checkpoint researchers recently found a new mobile malware. That infected about 25 million devices. Moreover, the user remains unaware. Agent Smith malware exploits numerous Android vulnerabilities. Then automatically replace installed applications on the device along with malicious versions. Even without the user’s interaction.

Victim Regions

The main victim is India along with other Asian countries such as Pakistan, Bangladesh. Moreover, a large number of devices in the UK, US & Australia.

What Does Agent Smith Virus Do

WhatsApp security notice about Agent Smith malware explains the working of this malware. Agent smith virus is used for financial gain with the help of malicious advertisements. However, it could easily be used for more harmful purposes. Such as banking credential as well as eavesdropping.

Phases of Agent Smith

WhatsApp Security Alert as Agent Smith Virus Infected Millions of People

  • Downloaded with the free app downloading.
  • Decrypt malicious code.
  • Malware conduct attack.
How to Remove Malicious Apps from Device

For Android Users:

  • Go to Settings.
  • Go to Application Manager.
  • Find the suspected app and uninstall it.

For iPhone Users:

  • Go to Settings.
  • Scroll to Safari.
  • Ensure ‘block pop-ups’ is selected.
  • Go to Advanced then Website Data.
  • Delete unrecognized site.

Be aware of Agent Smith Virus and do read WhatsApp Security Alert. You can visit Android Check Point Blog for further read.

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