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21st April 2021 Issue no. 554
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WhatsApp discovers 'targeted' surveillance attack
Hackers were able to remotely install surveillance software on phones and other devices using a major vulnerability in messaging app WhatsApp, it has been confirmed, according to BBC reports.
WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, said the attack targeted a "select number" of users and was orchestrated by "an advanced cyber-actor." A fix was rolled out and WhatsApp urged all of its 1.5 billion users to update their apps as an added precaution.
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