WhatsApp confirms cyber surveillance attack, urges users to upgrade

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A vulnerability in the popular Whatsapp has allowed it to be infected with spyware, with a missed in-app call function. It is unclear how many devices have been affected or the extent of the damage caused, but owing to the breach, discovered in early May, Whatsapp is urging people to upgrade to the latest version of the app. The company said it has fixed the vulnerability, although they did not confirm who has carried out the attack, but a private company that works with governments to deliver spyware is suspected.

They are believed to have used technology that would allow them to take over the functions of mobile phone operating systems.

 

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