Whatsapp warning of 'malicious software' that can hack your phone a hoax

Many users of WhatsApp have received a message over the last number of days, warning of a malicious piece of software that can hack your phone in 10 seconds.

It was identified as a hoax earlier this year by the Spanish police as they found no viable threat from these messages.

Tech Expert Jess Kelly has more details on the so called ' Martinelli scam'.

She said: "This is a hoax, there is no viable threat.

"It reminds me of the chain messages I used to get in the post when I was a kid, this is just a modern version of that."

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