Police have warned people against clicking The Kashmir Files’ links on WhatsApp as they could be malware to hack phones and empty bank accounts.
Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (Noida) Ranvijay Singh said that clicking on malware sent on WhatsApp could end up hacking phones and emptying bank accounts linked to the mobile numbers.
“There has been no specific case here yet in which the movie’s name has been used but there are inputs regarding such methodology being used by conmen for hacking into people’s phone or duping them of money,” Singh was quoted by a news agency as saying.
However, Singh said, there have been cases where gullible phone users have ended up losing their savings after a few clicks on the links sent to them on WhatsApp.
“Most recently, three people approached the police within a period of 24 hours from just one police station with similar complaints of cyber fraud, in which they ended up losing a combined ₹30 lakh,” the officer said,
Links of ‘The Kashmir Files’, a film based on the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits, have been circulating on social media and WhatsApp groups since its release.