Nuisance worm targets WhatsApp users

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Not much of a threat.

A worm, more of a nuisance than dangerous threat, is spreading via instant messaging application WhatsApp.

The worm infects those who have installed a contact file dubbed Priyanka that appears to come from a friend on WhatsApp.

The worm then changes victim's phone contact names to “Priyanka”, according to a blog post on The Android Soul.

The worm is not currently widespread and can be removed by deleting the Priyanka contact file#mce_temp_url#. Steps are provided here.

This article originally appeared at scmagazineus.com

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