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WhatsApp in espionage network ?

WhatsApp in espionage network ?

WhatsApp in espionage network ?
November 02
09:55 2019

WhatsApp ,a Facebook owned company said that it had informed the indian goverment in Maylast  about the privacy breach and that aninternational spyware firm known as the NSO Group accountable,

Indian government had questioned WhatsApp which has biggest market in India with 400 million users

warned of strict action” against those guilty of violating the law.

The global messaging platform has now sued Israeli surveillance firm NSO Group accusing it of helping government spies break into the phones of roughly 1,400 users across four continents including diplomats, political dissidents, journalists and government officials.

NSO  however denied the allegations . But in its its lawsuit filed in a federal court in San Francisco, WhatsApp accused NSO of facilitating government hacking sprees in 20 countries, calling it an unmistakable pattern of abuse .

According  to WhatsApp, the hackers exploited its video calling system to send malware to the mobile devices of a number of users. The malware would allow NSO’s clients – said to be governments and intelligence organisations – to secretly spy on a phone’s owner, opening their digital lives up to scrutiny.It is now revealed that a significant number of Indian civil society figures were put under surveillance using the Israeli spyware.

Interestingly the activity is reported to be from 2010 till 2017 .The users including lawyers, academics, Dalit rights activists and journalists have come forward to say they received warnings from the messaging that they were the targets of espionage.

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