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WhatsApp urges its users to act after confirming cyber surveillance attack

WhatsApp urges its users to act after confirming cyber surveillance attack
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A vulnerability in the messaging app allowed it to be infected with spyware with a missed in-app call function.

Cyber attackers were able to install spyware on WhatsApp through its voice call function, even if the user didn't pick up the call, the company has confirmed.

Dozens of WhatsApp users including human rights organisations and a UK based lawyer may have been targeted in the attack which exploited a major vulnerability in the app in an attempt to take over the operating system.

Source: Sky News

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