WhatsApp is facing a new scandal

WhatsApp is facing a new scandal

WhatsApp filed a complaint against an Israeli spyware company.
In May, WhatsApp announced that it had been attacked by a spyware program that provides access to the content of correspondence on smartphones.

“After months of investigation, we were able to find out who launched the attack,” said Will Cathcart, director of WhatsApp, accusing the company of targeting “100 human rights defenders, journalists and other activists in civil society around the world.”

Hackers were able to exploit a vulnerability in the application, to introduce an information program to smartphones, simply by contacting users of the application “WhatsApp”, which is currently used by 1.5 billion people in the world.
The Israeli company was accused of helping governments in the Middle East and Mexico to spy on activists and journalists.

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