WhatsApp: ‘Advanced cyber actor’ installed spyware
OTT messaging giant WhatsApp has confirmed an ‘advanced cyber actor’ exploited a major vulnerability to install spyware on users’ devices.
With over 1.5 billion active users, WhatsApp is the world’s most popular messaging app. This popularity makes WhatsApp a key target for both independent and state-sponsored hackers.
The attackers compromised devices by making fake calls to victims’ devices. Users did not even have to pick up the call for the malicious code to be...