The National Information Technology Board has posted a cybersecurity alert on Twitter warning people about a malicious video that is circulating WhatsApp. This video is called “Argentina” and it shows how the COVID-19 curve is starting to flatten in Argentina.
Stay Updated with @NationalITBoard Cyber Alerts | A malicious video named " Argentina" is circulating on WhatsApp that shows how the COVID-19 curve is flattening in Argentina.
Do not open the link as it hacks your phone in 10 seconds & it cannot be stopped in any way. pic.twitter.com/3EnBArmHxT
— National Information Technology Board (@NationalITBoard) January 11, 2021
We strongly advise people not to open the link as it hacks your phone in only 10 seconds and it cannot be stopped in any way. We also recommend spreading the message in your circles and warning others about it.
This has forced millions of people to switch to alternative messaging apps such as Telegram, Signal, etc.