• WhatsApp discovers ‘targeted’ surveillance attack

    Posted on May 17, 2019 by in News, Security
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    Hackers were able to remotely install surveillance software on phones and other devices using a major vulnerability in messaging app WhatsApp, it has been confirmed.

    WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, said the attack targeted a “select number” of users and was orchestrated by “an advanced cyber-actor”.

    A fix was rolled out on Friday.

    On Monday, WhatsApp urged all of its 1.5 billion users to update their apps as an added precaution.