These days, he has relived the well-known «Martinelli’s video» Bullies come and go. And in WhatsApp even more. The instant messaging application is adept at reliving false dangers and creating an unnecessary alert. That’s why, as we always do, we advise you not to create all the messages that you receive and that is forwarded in a chain.
These days, he has relived the well-known « Martinelli’s video ». The message that some users are receiving is the following: «Today the radio spoke of WhatsApp Gold and it is true. There is a video that will be released tomorrow on WhatsApp and is called Martinelli. Do not open it. It will enter your phone and nothing you do will fix it. Spread the word if you know someone. If you receive a message to update WhatsApp Gold, do not open it! They just announced that the virus is serious. Send it to everyone ».
In reality, users have nothing to fear. This false alarm about the spread of a virus that pretends to enter the “smartphone” and hack it is a new attempt at “hoax” that is aimed at WhatsApp users. The “hoaxes” are massive deception, false news, hoaxes or any other type of misinformation that is massively distributed on the internet.
This message combines “information about a real threat with a deception of a false virus”, as explained by the specialized website ” Hoax-Slayer “, which generates “considerable confusion”.
We must remember that WhatsApp Gold was a real threat of a virus that was distributed in 2016. «Clicking on the WhatsApp Gold link opened a fraudulent website designed to trick users of Android phones to download ‘malware’ », Remember the specialized portal.
Meanwhile, Martinelli’s video warning is a hoax that started circulating in 2017 in several languages. Actually, there is no threat that they can hack the phone.
However, the cybercriminals decided to combine both actions. Thus, those who knew that Martinelli’s warning was false, did not believe that WhatsApp Gold. But conversely, it did not work. “The people who had heard about the WhatsApp Gold malware attack assumed that the information about Martinelli’s video was true,” the portal explains. This caused confusion and misunderstandings.
The police already alerted in 2017 of the propagation of this hoax and, as it usually happens with this type of disinformation, the best thing is to ignore and, of course, not forward it: