Instant messaging platforms like WhatsApp have become increasingly popular, with millions of users exchanging messages every day. However, these platforms have also become targets for phishing scams, where cybercriminals try to trick users into giving away personal and financial information. In response to this growing threat, Meta has introduced a new feature to help protect its users from phishing attempts on WhatsApp.
The new feature makes it easy for users to quickly block a contact without having to open the message first. This is especially important as many people fall victim to phishing scams by clicking on links or sharing personal information without realizing it. Meta is also providing education to its users on how to identify phishing attempts, including looking out for spelling or grammar mistakes, being asked to click on a link, being asked to share personal information, or being asked to forward a message for financial gain.
Phishing scams are becoming more common and sophisticated, with cybercriminals using various tactics such as sending urgent and important-looking messages that appear legitimate at first glance. With over 2.78 billion users on WhatsApp globally, it is easy for criminals to target a large number of people. To combat this threat, WhatsApp has introduced features like silent unknown numbers and the ability to report a number, allowing WhatsApp to analyze and permanently delete suspicious accounts.
The latest version of WhatsApp now allows users to block a message from an unknown number without having