WhatsApp suffered the largest cyberattack and data breach in its history, with the phone numbers of nearly 500 million users compromised in sale online.
According to a recent report by Cybernews, an announcement was posted on the forum community by a group of hackers, claiming to be selling a 2022 database of 487 million smartphone numbers to WhatsApp users.
On Nov. 16, a participant posted an ad on a well-known hacker community forum, claiming to be selling a 2022 database of 487 million mobile phone numbers to WhatsApp users.
The set of data allegedly contains data from WhatsApp users from 84 countries.
The person who threatened claims that more than 32 million are listed record of US users and that another large proportion of phone numbers belong to citizens of Egypt (45 million), Italy (35 million), Saudi Arabia (29 million), France (20 million) and Turkey (20 million), the United Kingdom United Kingdom (11 million) and Russia (10 million).
He told Cybernews they were selling the set of US data for $7,000, the UK for $2,500, and Germany for $2,000.
Such information is mainly used by attackers for phishing attacks, so users should be careful about any calls from unknown numbers and spam calls and messages.
It is reported that WhatsApp has more than two billion monthly active users in Worldwide.
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