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500 mn users, including from India, at risk in WhatsApp data breach: Report

From India, more than 6 million WhatsApp users could be at risk, the report said

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BS Web Team New Delhi
WhatsApp data of nearly half a billion users from 84 countries around the world, including India, could have been breached and put up for sale online, according to a report by Cybernews.
The report said it investigated a data sample -- after a post on a “well-known hacking community forum” claimed to be selling an up-to-date database of 487 million WhatsApp users -- and found that the claim was likely true, meaning 25% of the total 2 billion monthly active users worldwide could be at risk.

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First Published: Nov 27 2022 | 7:52 AM IST

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