After Bitcoin scammers hacking the Twitter handles of various world VIPs like Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and even one of Twitter’s among others, a new viral fake message is getting viral on WhatsApp.
People were already scared and worried about their data security after the twitter hacking incident. The new video has made the case worse. The WhatsApp video file titled Argentina Is Doing It claims to hack anybody’s phone in just ten seconds. Tonnes of misinformation is being spread out of fear.
The said Whatsapp forward messages read: “Hackers are going to start circulating a video on WhatsApp that shows how the Covid19 curve is flattening in Argentina. The file is called “Argentina is doing it,” do not open it or see it, it hacks your phone in 10 seconds and it cannot be stopped in any way. Pass the information on to your family and friends.”
Argentina is doing it – WhatsApp forward
There is a video circulating WhatsApp that shows how the Covid19 curve is flattening in Argentina. The file is called “Argentina is doing it”, do NOT open it or see it, it hacks your phone in 10 seconds and it cannot be stopped in any way. RT!!
— ❂ VNESS ❂ (@OGvness) July 16, 2020
You don’t need to worry about it as we have thoroughly checked it and have found it to nothing but the fake message. The said video or the message can’t hack your mobile phone. You can read or play it without any worry. However, we will recommend you not to forward it to anybody as it creates a state of panic to whom who doesn’t know about it.
Such videos/messages have existed before too. But, this time, people behind it have modified it a bit. It’s not the first time a social media site or WhatsApp groups have received such claims.
Some other examples of such messages are – “Amit Shah disowns Modi” and “Sonia disowns Rahul.” They successfully created a buzz on the social messaging app this year. But, as said, they were fake too.
You need to understand that some people spread it out of curiosity, fun, or whatever. But, you need to realize that not everything being spread is accurate. You should avoid spreading any such message without checking its authenticity. These things have existed before and will keep on existing in the future.
As of now, no government body or any other security organizations have debunked this fake message or send out warnings about it. Hence, it is entirely fake news. You don’t need to worry about it.