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WhatsApp denied data leakage of 500 million users

WhatsApp, a messaging service owned by Meta, has refuted allegations that it exposed 487 million user details to an online hacker community. It has criticised accusations from the US-based media outlet that the online chat service allegedly transferred data of 487 million users from 80 countries, including the United States, Spain, Russia, and India. “ The Cybernews assertion is supported only by fictitious screenshots. No proof of a WhatsApp data leak has been found. There is no proof that WhatsApp has been hacked, tweeted Jurgita Lapienyte, editor of Cybersnews. Even though the leak is only a scratch, it nevertheless poses a threat to those who are impacted. The information was released shortly after Cybernews reported that a threat actor was offering WhatsApp user data for sale on a hacking site.

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