Whatsapp was hacked and released a highly sophisticated spyware on an undisclosed number of users. According to reports, the cybercriminals exploited a vulnerability to install the surveillance technology by calling the target through WhatsApp, giving them access to information including location data and private messages. Whatsapp officials are encouraging users to update to the latest version of the mobile app, as well as keep their mobile operating system up to date to avoid any additional attacks that might compromise your mobile device.

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