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WhatsApp virus

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Greyduster Tue 17-Apr-18 09:23:16

Just had a message from my DD to say that there is a virus coming out tommorrow being spread through WhatsApp and apparently if it is triggered, nothing will fix it. It is called Martinelli. If you receive a message to update WhatsApp to WhatsApp Gold, do not click!!! Just this minute had the same message from my son, who was alerted by their IT guys.

Daddima Tue 17-Apr-18 09:51:13

This hoax has been going around for ages!

www.hoax-slayer.net/martinelli-whatsapp-video-hack-warning-is-yet-another-hoax/

Greyduster Tue 17-Apr-18 10:23:53

Well, if it is a hoax, I will be as happy about that as everyone else. But of course, if my children tell me not to do something, I don’t do it 😉.

Izabella Wed 18-Apr-18 10:57:21

The video part is a hoax. The upgrade part is true. Just don't open links from any unknown sources regardless of app.

grannyqueenie Wed 18-Apr-18 16:05:33

Greyduster grin

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MissAdventure Wed 06-Feb-19 19:02:56

Both the above reported.