About an hour ago I received what I thought was a an email from a friend saying he had left me a whatsapp message. I don’t have whatsapp but i clicked the link and it asked me for my password and I (stupidly) thinking my connection had dropped out, signed in. Then I got a bunch of dodgy virusy emails which I quickly deleted, and then I changed my gmail password. No messages since.
My question is this. Googling doesn’t give me much, but there seems to be a scam going about via fake whatsapp messages that installed banking detail trojan stuff that waits until you log into do your banking. Essentially - how can I tell if my iPhone is infected? Will a restore to factory setting solve this? Will connecting it to my computer to charge infect the computer? I’m a bit lost atm.
I got sent that message from you!
I don’t know much about iphones but it’s probably just generic email phishing hack. Just make sure you change all your forgot password questions, and maybe enable device authentication.
This is a good thing to have. Go to https://myaccount.google.com (or click your profile picture, then click account) scroll down to 2-step verification. When this is enabled Google will send you a text message with a code when signing into your account from a new device. So effectively if they steal your password they can’t get into without the 2nd step - verification code.
Edit: I don’t think your iPhone would be infected by the sounds of it. Looks like a phishing attack to steal your password. Restoring from a backup in iTunes wouldn’t hurt though.