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WhatsApp Vulnerability Allowed Hackers to Listen in on Users

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WhatsApp has confirmed it has been targeted by hackers with surveillance software they say resembles a spyware developed by intelligence agencies.

WhatsApp has described the attack as targeted at a “select number” of users, and said it was carried out by “an advanced cyber actor”.

A fix for the vulnerability was rolled-out last Friday, and the company is urging its 1.5 billion users to update their apps as a precaution.

The software worked by using the app’s call function to ring a target’s device. Even if the call was not answered, the software would be installed and the record of the call would vanish from the device’s call log.

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