In the day and age of increasing cybercrime, download of verified apps has been stressed upon time and again. However, as fake downloads continue to take place, cyber criminals are encashing on this exact loophole; the latest method being through the circulation of a fake WhatsApp.
The app, which is reportedly a fake version of the yet-to-be-released 'WhatsApp Business', was recently spotted on Play Store, with astonishingly high rating despite being labeled a "fraud app" encouraging "data theft" in the reviews section, reports The Independent.
While the matter has been reported to Google, it is being said that downloads are still taking place, as the users are assuming this to be the popular messaging platform's upcoming version of the app for businesses. And while the concept of fake versions is not so uncommon, this version of WhatsApp Business is considered to be dangerous, owing to the anticipation ahead of the launch of the original WhatsApp Business version.
On a related note, the upcoming WhatsApp Business is being directed to cater to the business section of the society and others in general, in order to facilitate easy communication among users.