Don’t be fooled: Ignore fraudulent ‘new colour’ message on WhatsApp


Another day, another scam, right?

With the world still reeling from the effects of the WannaCry malware virus last week, experts are now reaching out to WhatsApp users to ensure they don't fall victim to a similar virus.

According to numerous reports, a message is currently making its way through the WhatsApp world inviting users to change the colour theme of their messaging app.

Clicking on the link contained within the message will bring you a site which reads: "New colours for WhatsApp, now you can change your WhatsApp and leave it your favourite colours" before advising that it's available for 'iOS, Windows, Apple, and Blackberry'.

Following this, the site visitor is asked to share the link with 12 of their friends as a means of 'verification' only to be then informed that the feature is solely available through desktop.

This means that in order to avail of it, the user needs to install an extension called 'BlackWhats' from the Chrome Web Store.

And if you do install it?

Hey presto, you have given yourself and your 12 chosen friends a nasty dose of malware all in order to switch up your WhatsApp colours.

Let's all stick with green, shall we?