Each holiday, we often celebrate this time of the year with our families, friends, relatives, and workmates elsewhere. People always stay together and keep connected with each other while celebrating the Yuletide season with joy and happiness. Connectivity is the key for people who are currently apart from each other because it is the only way to communicate and exchange memories. However, there are unseen issues that lurk inside the digital world. One particular observation is the application of virus sharing and then elevate to hacking activities online.

If you have been receiving a message from your friends over your social media accounts, telling you to click the link in your inbox, think again. Many of your friends in your social media accounts are wondering why they keep on receiving messages of Wish You Co, which they didn't know it is really a virus. One concerning thing is the ability of the virus that can penetrate personal or confidential information of anyone who clicks the link. The worst part is when the victim will start to enter their username and password to the website that will take away their confidential information.

Wish You Co is a website that contains suspicious information and activity. It is believed to be made by a young hacker who wants to determine if they are able to become a well-known threat in the cyber world by creating a viral virus activity. Once it became globally viral, the hacker is a new threat to the digital society by stealing confidential information from the victims.

The most associated activity is a direct message through social media applications. On Facebook, Twitter, and on Instagram, there are users complaining about the presence of the "My Love Co" picture and a message. The message is "I am send you a surprise". The hacker's message attempts to manipulate their victims by luring them to click the link and then enter their personal information. What is suspicious about the message is the grammar. Reading the message will already signal something fishy because of the wrong use of tense in the verb. The word "send" should be "sending".

If the user is not keen enough to observe the right use of grammar, they will already know it is already either spam or a virus. This is because it contains a link to a suspicious website. One thing more, it is asking to enter your login information such as the username and the password. Below is some important information you need to know about this virus.

Threat Advisory:

  1. Hackers will create a mass sending program to allow their links sent to multiple inboxes of social media users. 
  2. Once sent, the mail prompts the notification to ring the attention of their victims that there is a new message in their inbox.
  3. Users will check their inbox and then becomes curious about the content of the message because it contains "I am send you a surprise"
  4. The victims will then click the link that will lead them to the suspicious website.
  5. The website will ask for their username and password.
  6. Once entered, there will be invisible encryption to allow their profiles to mass send links to their friends. 
  7. The hackers will now start to collect information and search for the financial details of their victims. 

Solution on How to Prevent or Remove Wish You Co Virus in your Phone of Computer
  • Ignore or Delete the message immediately.
  • Immediately change your password or username to prevent the hacker from logging into your social media account. 
  • Clear all your history including the recycle bin of your computer or phone.
  • Reformat your computer and your phone as soon as possible to remove all malware such as viruses, worms, and spyware installed.
  • Install anti-malware, anti-spyware, and anti-adware in your phones and computers to prevent future intrusions of suspicious individuals.
  • Activate the two-factor authentication of your social media websites.
  • Never share your phone or computer to others.

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