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WhatsApp HACKED ...... 500 Million user's data up for sale!

Updated: May 1

A post on a well-known hacking community forum claims almost half a billion WhatsApp records have been breached and are up for sale. The post, which multiple sources have confirmed is likely to be true, claims to be selling an up-to-date, 2022 database of 487 million mobile numbers used on WhatsApp, which contains data from 84 countries. More than 32 million of the leaked records are said to be from users in the US, with 11 million from UK users. Other affected nations include Egypt (45 million), Italy (35 million), Saudi Arabia (29 million), France (20 million), Turkey (20 million), and Russia (10 million). Individual countries’ data is up for grabs, with the US dataset up for $7,000, and British dataset for $2,500. Upon request, the seller of WhatsApp's database shared a sample of data with Cybernews researchers. There were 1097 UK and 817 US user numbers in the shared sample. Cybernews investigated all the numbers included in the sample and managed to confirm that all of them are, in fact, WhatsApp users. Cybernews reached out to WhatsApp’s parent company, Meta, but have received no response thus far.

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