'Your Viber Application is not Updated' Pop-Up Scam

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'Your Viber Application is not Updated' Pop-Up Scam is a Web-based scam that users are likely to encounter on their mobile devices and desktop computers. The scam page is being promoted through ads, pop-ups, and redirects – typically triggered or shown by shady Web pages. To avoid encountering scams like this one, we suggest that you stick to browsing safe websites, and avoiding torrent trackers, illegal streaming sites, or other destinations related to pirated software and media.

The 'Your Viber Application is not Updated' Pop-Up Scam aims to trick users into visiting a phishing page that will hijack their Viber account by asking for their login credentials, and authentication codes. While it is not clear what the ultimate goal of the phishing attack is, the criminals behind the 'Your Viber Application is not Updated' Pop-Up Scam are likely to be using the stolen accounts to spam the victim's contacts with more scams or malware. Never trust random prompts to update your software, especially if they insist that you need to follow a specific link. Modern software suites update automatically, without any need for you to interact with them. If you suspect that your software might need a manual update, always do this from the official website and not from 3rd-party sources.

By Ruik
April 29, 2022
April 29, 2022