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WhatsApp Vulnerability Allowed Spyware to be Installed on iPhones

WhatsApp Vulnerability Allowed Spyware to be Installed on iPhones

The Financial Times reports a vulnerability in the popular WhatsApp app allowed attackers to inject Israeli spyware onto devices, both Android and iOS.

The spyware was created by Israeli company NSO Group and was transmitted by calling users via WhatsApp on iOS and Android. The malicious code could be transmitted, even if the targeted user did not answer the call. The call would not show up in WhatsApp call logs, so the user wouldn’t even realize they had been targeted.