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Warning! WhatsApp Gold is Malware, will steal private photos
26.05.16 - team pt
Warning! WhatsApp Gold is Malware, will steal private photos



As soon as an app or service is popular, cyber criminals try to take advantage of users through it. WhatsApp is now falling prey to such criminals, who have come up with something called WhatsApp Gold. However, in reality WhatsApp Gold is a scam aimed at stealing private data of users, including their private images and videos.

The Independent has reported that many WhatsApp users are receiving messages to upgrade to an exclusive version of the app called WhatsApp Gold. The spammers send a link in the message through which they ask the user to upgrade the app, claiming that this exclusive version was earlier only available to top celebrities. It also promises them new features like free calling, new themes, ability to send bulk pictures, new emojis, extended security measures and  more customising options.
 
If a user downloads the app update, the app code infects the phone with a malware that could steal user data, track user activities and even get personal details stored in other apps on the phone.

Earlier, this scam was running under the name of WhatsApp Plus, where users got messages to upgrade to the "plus" version. But, WhatsApp learnt about it and started scanning for it on the phone. If the service now finds WhatsApp Plus on any device, it automatically bans the user from the chat network and requests them to uninstall this unauthorised version. It also suggests users to wait for 24 hours before downloading the original version from the Google Play store.

WhatsApp had earlier warned users against such scams. However, with a lot of not-so-tech-savvy users accessing WhatsApp, cyber criminals continue to come up with new exploits.





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RBI stops the supply of 1,000 denomination notes printed without thread
03.05.16 - pt team
RBI stops the supply of 1,000 denomination notes printed without thread



The banknotes of 1,000 denomination that were printed without security thread are genuine, but defective, and issuance of all such banknotes of the series is stopped from circulation, Parliament was informed today.
 
It's one of the RBI's regional offices that had reported on December 11, 2015, that it had received some banknotes of 1,000 denomination of some particular series without any security thread, Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha said today in the Rajya Sabha.
 
"Other essential features were present in the banknotes in question. The defective notes found to be in circulation amounted to Rs 7.56 lakh only. All the bank branches/currency chests and RBI offices were immediately instructed to stop issuing all banknotes of 1,000 denomination belonging to the defective series," he said.
 
According to PTI report, the government has issued instructions to deal with such cases, he said in a written reply to the House.
 
The incident had happened at the Hosangabad unit of the Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India (SPMCIL).
 
Sinha said all the bank branches, currency chests and RBI offices are also advised to do detailed verification of these notes in stock.
 
Instructions were issued to all the regional offices of RBI concerned regarding detailed verification of stocks of notes as indicated by SPMCIL, he said.
 
"However, subsequently it was decided to remit back these notes to SPMCIL for thorough verification and resupply only those which are found to be fit for circulation", Sinha said further. - PTI




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