Cyber Directorate warns of WhatsApp invites to stock market groups

Israel’s National Cyber Directorate is warning Israelis of WhatsApp invites from unknown sources to groups with stock market tips, saying these have been widespread in recent days and are tied to a phishing attempt.

They say it appears the messages’ source is abroad and they lead to a request for personal details. It is not yet clear whether the deception is tied to an attempt to extract financial details, infect users with trojan horses or have some other goal.

WhatsApp users are advised not to click on any such unknown links.

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