WhatsApp data of 500 million users available for purchase, says report
This came after a threat actor posted the 2022 database claiming that he has the information of 487 million is available with him
The instant messaging platform Whatsapp has over billions of active users on a daily basis is now again in deep trouble.
According to a report by sources, the data of 487 million WhatsApp users including their mobile numbers are allegedly available for sale on the dark web.
This came after a threat actor posted the 2022 database claiming that he has the information of 487 million is available with him.
WhatsApp, an end-to-end encrypted technology-driven platform, is also said to have experienced numerous data breaches in the past.
According to the report, the leaked data comes from 84 different countries, with 32 million users from the United States.
Egypt, Italy, Saudi Arabia, France, and Turkey are also among the countries which have seen the data leak. Notably, India is not a part of the list.
On the other hand, the price of the US WhatsApp user database is set to be $7,000. In comparison, the databases for the UK and Germany cost $2,500 and $2,000.
According to Cybernews, the hacker also shared some samples with them, including 1097 phone numbers from the United States and 817 phone numbers from the United Kingdom.
Recently, the CEO and founder of Meta, Mark Zuckerberg has said that WhatsApp is much safer than iMessage.