Your WhatsApp May be get Hacked!! So be careful...
WhatsApp is the most popular messaging app use all over the world. There are more than 1 billion whatsApp users, who are using it for chatting with friends, sharing information, pictures, videos and even location. This also makes it quite the medium for hackers to spread spyware and other malicious apps, and now a new one can go through your WhatsApp conversation is expected to join the list soon.
An ESET researcher Lukas Stefanko spotted the spyware. Lukas said the software can not only go through messages but also have a variety of other surveillance features that give it access to other elements in the app and on the device. but the software still under the development stage, as it was spotted in an open development project online.
According to the report, G DATA SecurityLabs was able to uncover the malware's code in a public repository titled "ownME" on GitHub. It states that the malware consists of a main Activity class which can launch the OwnMe, class service. This will trigger a pop-up message to the user which reads," Service started."
The message pops up on the users screen is the hints at the device being in the development stage. But , it is not expected to be a part of the final build, as majority of malware are generally designed to carry out actions not he devices without being sited.
When the OwnMe call is called, the malware beings the start Exploit() function. Even it can establish connection with the server if the device has Internet access. It also have the screenshot feature.
It have another feature which can upload the user's WhatsApp database to a command-and-control(C2) center using a .php query. The malware can get access to data such as browsing history, bookmarks, URLs, photo gallery, camera, and even CPU usage.
The report said that there is possibility that the software might not see the light of the day. But, WhatsApp users still need to be careful.