WhatsApp vulnerability allowed government-grade spyware to be installed on phones

WhatsApp, one of the most popular messaging apps out there, has once again been the subject of hacking, but this time the method used involves a government-grade spyware. Although we have no information that would confirm who’s behind the attack, the spyware used is usually sold to governments.

TechCrunch reports that the vulnerability discovered by WhatsApp just a few weeks ago, would allow a caller to install a spyware on the device being called, regardless of whether or not the could was answered.

The spyware installed was made by Israel-based NSO Group Pegasus, and is usually …

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