MCMC Warns Malaysians Not To Download Pink WhatsApp As It Potentially Contains Dangerous Malware

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MCMC Warns Malaysians Not To Download Pink WhatsApp As It Potentially Contains Dangerous Malware

27-Jun-2023
By Ayunie

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has issued a warning to the public regarding the 'Pink WhatsApp' application, urging them to refrain from downloading it.


In an official statement, MCMC emphasized the serious security risks associated with this app, revealing that it falsely claims to provide enhanced safety and privacy features.



While the 'Pink WhatsApp' app boasts customizable home pages and the ability to send larger files compared to its popular counterpart, once installed, it gains access to sensitive content on users' smartphones, including photos, SMS messages, and contact lists. This poses a significant threat to users' security and privacy.


The statement further highlighted that users may receive messages and links related to the app via WhatsApp, enticing them to try out this new application.


In light of these concerns, MCMC strongly advises the public against downloading the 'Pink WhatsApp' app and urges those who have already installed it to promptly remove it from their mobile devices.


To ensure the safety of users, MCMC encourages everyone to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities related to 'Pink WhatsApp' via the MCMC Complaints Portal at https://aduan.mcmc.gov.my/#/public/main or by contacting the Complaints Hotline at 1800-188-030.


In addition, MCMC recommends that individuals only download mobile applications from official sources such as the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, and the Huawei App Gallery. By sticking to trusted platforms, users can mitigate the risks associated with potentially harmful applications.


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