A message that has recently become viral alerts to a virus that has been created so that WhatsApp users are cheating about a new update for the app.
Namely, the users began to forward to each other a malware spread by spam messages within the WhatsApp application, and in the form of fake update information named "WhatsApp Gold", and warns users of video content that allegedly provides information about the virus "Martinelli". The message further states that the information should be passed on to all WhatsApp users, in order to warn them of the video content that contains the malware: "If you receive a message to update Whatsapp to Whatsapp Gold, do not click !!!! ! Now tell the news this virus is difficult and severe. Pass it on to all. "
I've been sent this warning twice today so I'm passing it on as better as sorry … "If you receive a message to update Whatsapp Gold * Do not open it! They just announced that the virus is serious.Send it to everyone. "
– Bakehouse Cottage #FBPE (@Bakehouse2016) January 3, 2019
Information on the new malware spread in forums and social platforms, but security experts quickly came to the conclusion that the "martintelli video" that the message warns does not actually exist. On the other hand, Whatsapp Gold virus is a real danger, and it's been in existence since 2016. It works by giving WhatsApp users a fake update for the app, which is actually a malware that can damage the phone, and retrieves user data.