Is Dance Of The Hillary Virus A “Hoax”?
From past few days, a new hoax is being spread widely called “Dance Of The Hillary Virus”. Few people on popular social media sites have posted fake information regarding this virus attack. Apparently, their motive must be to prank mobile and computer users because there is no analysis report from Malware researchers and AV vendors. During online inspection we get know the hidden truth behind the hoax. In fact, Dance Of The Hillary Virus video is a warning message that is circulating via Whatsapp message and other social media posts. However, it is confirmed to be a silly hoax. There is no smartphone virus like this one and there have been no official announcement about this fake virus from BBC News or any other news portals.
According freelancer security experts Dance Of The Hillary Virus is not associated with WannaCry ransomware. This hoax seems to be a copy of “Dance of the Pope”. However, it is possible the threat actors may release a new virus with the same name to take advantages of its popularity. Have a look at following example of hoax message:
“Please inform all contacts from your list not to open a video called the “Dance of the Hillary”. It is a virus that formats your mobile. Beware it is very dangerous. They announced it today on BBC radio. Fwd this msg to as many as you can!”
You should know that BBC News haven’t announced any news regarding this virus infection. in-Depth analysis the Virus appears to be a fake SMS warning message which warns users to avoid playing a video entitled as Dance Of The Hillary Virus along with solid explanation that it is a virus that can delete all data on smartphones upon execution. Indeed, there is no such virus and surely the video does no harm.