WHATSAPP DATA BREACH

500 MILLION PHONE USERS' NUMBERS ON SALE

Published By Livemint | 27 Nov, 2022

Nearly 500 million WhatsApp users' phone numbers are put up for sale online

An actor has posted an ad on a hacking community forum, claiming to sell a 2022 database of 487 million WhatsApp user 

  The information is mostly used by attackers for phishing attacks

  It is advisable for WhatsApp users to refrain from calls and messages from unknown numbers

 Data of Whatsapp users from 84 countries is put on sale

This is not the first time Meta and its platforms have made headlines for data breach

Last year, a leakster was offering information of more than 500 million Facebook users