Malware attack on users: CERT-In alerted three days before WhatsApp pinged
In Sept 2019, WhatsApp told CERT-In of attempts to target 121 Indians & around 20 may have been impacted.
Honey-trapped soldier held in Rajasthan for passing info to Pak agent
It was observed that the soldier, Vichitra Behra was in contact with th...
WhatsApp breach turns into a competitive advantage for secure messaging & calling apps Telegram and Signal
Data from the San Francisco-headqu...
New feature will let users stay logged in to WhatsApp on multiple devices at the same time
Chats on WhatsApp will remain end-to-end encrypted.
Activist seeks Pegasus info from govt
An RTI activist has filed numerous applications with different government agencies regarding the use of Pegasus spyware that targeted more than a hundred Whatsapp users.
After Pegasus spying row, India asks WhatsApp to explain privacy breach
India is awaiting WhatsApp’s response to decide on the next action, which could include imposition of penalty.
View: Make CERT-In liable to notify victims of cyberattacks
WhatsApp breach shows Indian victims are stuck with no way to know if they have fallen prey to a cyberattack.
WhatsApp alerted Priyanka Gandhi about possible hacking of phone, says Randeep Surjewala
The Congress on Sunday claimed that senior party leader Priyanka Gandhi had received a message from WhatsApp informing her that her phone wa...
Congress claims WhatsApp alerted Priyanka Gandhi about possible hacking of phone
"I want to tell that Priyanka Gandhi also received a similar message from WhatsApp around the same time," Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said.
WhatsApp says alerted govt of spyware attack in September too; IT Min says past info was inadequate
WhatsApp had said it is suing NSO Group, an Israeli surveillance firm, that is reportedly behind the technology that helped unnamed entities' hack into phones of roughly 1,400 users spanning four continents and included diplomats, political dissidents, journalists and senior government officials.
View: WhatsApp spyware scandal is a chance to fix our snooping laws
The latest controversy relates to the secret installation of spyware on the smartphones of Indian users.
WhatsApp responds to government; says it informed in September Indian users were impacted of malware
WhatsApp's response to the government on Friday comes amid allegations that it had withheld information about Indian citizens being among those affected by the widespread hacking. The Facebook-owned messaging platform sais it had informed the country’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-IN) about the malware in the messaging application in May.
Unlocking iPhones crucial in Unnao, Chinmayanand cases
Court, investigating agency seek access to information from Apple which resists parting with user data.
Whatsapp sues Israeli tech firm for spying on Indian journalists, activists
WhatsApp on Tuesday sued Israeli technology firm NSO Group, accusing it of using the Facebook-owned messaging service to conduct cyberespion...
Agree with Indian govt on need to safeguard citizens' privacy, taken strong action: WhatsApp
"We agree with the government of India's strong statement about the need to safeguard the privacy of all Indian citizens. That is why we've taken this strong action to hold cyber attackers accountable and why WhatsApp is so committed to the protection of all user messages through the product we provide," a WhatsApp spokesperson said.
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