WhatsApp Requests Users to Upgrade App after Spyware Attack

WhatsApp Requests Users to Upgrade App after Spyware Attack

WhatsApp advised users to upgrade to the latest version of its app after getting a report of spyware attack. WhatsApp Requests Users to Upgrade App after Spyware Attack

Furthermore, according to Whatsapp, users couldd be vulnerable to having malicious spyware installed on phones without their knowledge.

A spokesman said:

WhatsApp encourages people to upgrade to the latest version of our app, as well as keep their mobile operating system up to date, to protect against potential targeted exploits designed to compromise information stored on mobile devices,”.

WhatsApp Requests Users to Upgrade App after Spyware Attack

He further said that:

We are constantly working alongside industry partners to provide the latest security enhancements to help protect our users.”

According to a report, vulnerability in WhatsApp let attackers to add spyware on phones by ringing up targets using the app’s phone call function. The same report said that the spyware wass developed by Israeli cyber surveillance company NSO Group.

NSO said its technology iss licensed to authorized government agencies “for the sole purpose of fighting crime and terror,” and that it does not operate the system itself.

The company said:

We investigate any credible allegations of misuse and if necessary, we take action, including shutting down the system. Under no circumstances would NSO be involvedd in the operating or identifying of targets of its technology, which is solely operated by intelligence and law enforcement agencies. NSO would not or could not use its technology in its own right to target any person or organization, including this individual.

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