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WhatsApp Urges Users to Update After Spyware Hacking Report

  • Attackers used WhatsApp to inject Israeli spyware, FT says
  • Chat app says it notified data privacy regulators of breach
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WhatsApp Voice Calls Used to Inject Israeli Spyware on to Phones: FT
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WhatsApp pressed users to update its messaging service, following a report that a vulnerability in the software allowed attackers to hack into people’s phones using commercial Israeli spyware.

The chat app, owned by Facebook Inc., said it had discovered a vulnerability in early May that could enable attackers to insert and execute code on mobile devices.