The new vulnerability crashed the entire application and WhatsApp needed to be reinstalled to regain usage.
Facebook reports WhatsApp bug that could allow hackers to infect your phone via video file; update now
The bug has been patched in the latest versions of WhatsApp, and was reported to India's CERT-IN.
Sonia Gandhi terms WhatsApp 'snooping' illegal, shameful; Randeep Surjewala asks Centre to reveal 'who bought' Pegasus spyware
Congress leaders slammed the government over WhatsApp spying incident with party president Sonia Gandhi dubbing the 'snooping' on activists, journalists and political persons as illegal, unconstitutional and shameful
WhatsApp claims it informed authorities about vulnerability in May 2019; govt sources say advisory full of 'technical jargon'
WhatsApp claims it informed the Government of India about hacking in May 2019, however, government sources claim it was 'pure technical jargon' and didn't mention Pegasus spyware
WhatsApp sued Israeli hacking tool developer NSO Group for spying on at least 1,400 users.
WhatsApp said that 100 civil society members had been targeted, called it 'an unmistakable pattern of abuse.'
WhatsApp has already fixed this issue in the update v2.19.244; make sure to update to the version.
iOS users are advised by experts not to visit any unauthorised website to avoid this WhatsApp bug.
The vulnerability allowed hackers to change the content of the message in the quoted text.
Security researchers were able to intercept and manipulate the identity of senders and text.
The violation of WhatsApp involves engaging in sending automated or bulk messages, or non-personal use of the platform.
MeitY official had sought WhatsApp's clarification on the spyware that allowed perpetrators to snoop on users.
WhatsApp told human rights groups it believed the spyware used was developed by NSO.
At least three such WhatsApp clone tools were available on Amazon.com’s India website.
The security breach allowed sophisticated attackers to sneak spyware into phones via a WhatsApp call.
The attack had all the hallmarks of a private company working with governments on surveillance.
WhatsApp is urging users to update to the latest version of the app to steer clear of the vulnerability.
Supreme Court of India has sought a response from both the centre, Trai and Facebook with regards to a petition.
A security backdoor which allows not just Facebook, but others as well to read the encrypted messages has been discovered in WhatsApp. Privacy campaigners have stated that this backdoor is a huge security threat to the freedom of speech. Also they have warned that government agencies could snoop in on conversations.