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WhatsApp confirms a major security bug on the app let hackers remotely install surveillance software on its users devices. All 1.5 billion users are urged to update their settings as a precaution. The technology used in the cyberattack appears to have originated from NSO Group, a technology company operating out of Israel.

"An advanced cyber-actor" exploited a major flaw in the Facebook-owned messaging service, WhatsApp confirms.

  1. BBC
  2. The Independent
WhatsApp discovers surveillance attack

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