Oman technology: ‘WhatsApp colour change’ link is a virus

17 May 2017
POSTED BY Y Magazine

ITA has warned against opening the link on the chat platform.



If you get a link on WhatsApp asking you to change the app’s colour, then beware, it’s a virus, the Information Technology Authority (ITA) has warned.

ITA has warned against opening the link on the chat platform, that claims it can allow users to change the application’s colour. “The link is in fact spelled with letters that aren’t directly in English: шһатѕарр(dot)com. The link has an adware virus,” a statement said.

“We recommend that users should not to visit such sites or applications, and only go to the official website of the application, or directly through the official application of the same company,” the ITA added.


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