Alert on WhatsApp for this message that offers mobile data to watch the Qatar 2022 World Cup

Criminals seek to make people believe that they have won data packs in addition to Apple devices on fraudulent websites. (photo: 20 Minutes)

In a context like that of world of FIFA in Qatarcybercriminals are generating new modalities of scams to try to circumvent the security of users’ smartphones.

A message was identified in WhatsApp in which it is stated that the FIFAorganizer of the World Cup, has delivered to people all over the world a package of data cell phones to watch the games.

Cybercriminals use Qatar World Cup to infect user devices with malware
Cybercriminals use Qatar World Cup to infect user devices with malware

How does this deception work?

The deceit of the cybercriminals starts after receiving a message through WhatsApp, andn which indicates that “the FIFA offers people around the world 50 GB of free data to watch the Cartel World Cup 2022 ″ along with a links suspicious looking.

Once people click on the link that was provided by scammers, they will be redirected to a new Web page in which the introduction of your telephone number will be requested.

The user will then be prompted to enable the notifications to show you advertising malicious on the device; then it could be a adwarea type of computer virus that is specifically used to display advertisements and generate revenue for users criminals at the cost of the invasion of the devices.

Cybercriminals use Qatar World Cup to infect user devices with malware
Cybercriminals use Qatar World Cup to infect user devices with malware

One way in which cybercriminals ensured the dissemination of this type of virtual hoax, is to ask the alleged beneficiaries of the data package by the World Cup organization to share the web address so that more people know about the false offer. .

For this, the cybercriminals took it upon themselves to add a message on the website they created: “to get your 50 GB of free data, first click the green WHATSAPP button and share this information with 12 friends or groups on WhatsApp”.

However the cheated virtual does not end at that moment, but continues, since the user is notified about the possibility of winning more prizes such as iphoneiPad and other products of Manzana thanks to an opportunity to spin a virtual wheel that is actually designed to make the person believe that they have won one of those products.

None of it is real but has been orchestrated to extract even more information staff.

Cybercriminals use the World Cup in Qatar to defraud users through a fake website.  (WeLiveSecurity)
Cybercriminals use the World Cup in Qatar to defraud users through a fake website. (WeLiveSecurity)

Once you have “earned” any of the awards displayed on the website, users will be directed to a new page that will display different operators of telephony among which you must choose the one with which you have contracted a service.

If the victim clicks on any option, they will receive a call by one of the criminals who will pretend to be a representative of that company and will continue to get information staff.

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Source-www.infobae.com