WhatsApp Files on Dark Web Show Millions of Records For Sale

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While CPR was unable to confirm the leaked numbers belonged to WhatsApp users, their analysis showed that the phone numbers varied in quantity among countries, ranging from 604 in Bosnia and Herzegovina to 35 million attributed to Italy. In mid-November, a threat actor posting on a dark web forum claimed to have stolen the personal information of almost 500 million WhatsApp users. As security experts continue to analyze the leaked data, Mitchelson called for WhatsApp users to take steps to increase their security posture.

Source read time: 2 min - infosecurity-magazine.com

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