WhatsApp urges users to act after confirming cyber surveillance attack
Hackers were able to install spyware on WhatsApp by exploiting a major vulnerability in the app, the company has confirmed.
The messaging service, which is owned by Facebook, said it believes “a select number of users” were targeted by an “advanced cyber actor”.
It is unclear how many devices were affected, but a WhatsApp spokesperson said a number in the dozens would not be inaccurate.
The company discovered the breach in early May.
WhatsApp says it has since fixed the vulnerability and is urging people to upgrade to the latest version of the app…….read more
Source: Sky News