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Government officials worldwide targeted in WhatsApp hack: report

November 1, 2019

Via: The Hill

Officials in several countries have reportedly been targeted in a hack affecting the messaging app WhatsApp.

Reuters reported Friday, citing people familiar with an investigation into the matter, that senior officials were targeted through WhatApp, by a hacking software that took over peoples’ phones.

The sources reportedly said that a “significant” portion of people known to be victims are high-profile government and military personnel in at least 20 countries on five continents. They reportedly said that many of the countries are allied with the U.S.

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