Cyber criminals have found a way to hack into WhatsApp through a GIF in order to steal files and messages from your phone.
A GIF is an animated image that can be used in place of an emoji on WhatsApp.
Hackers created a GIF loaded with malicious software, when you are sent this gif file and you click on it, the gif will have the ability to steal your files, messages and attack you.
Although, Facebook claims to have fixed this bug that allows hackers get into your WhatsApp by releasing an update.
WhatsApp users have been urged to update their WhatsApp to the latest version to prevent being a victim of this WhatsApp bug.