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WhatsApp informs Irish data protection officials about security incident

Wednesday 15 May 2019 | 11:20 CET | News
Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) said it has been informed by WhatsApp Ireland of a serious security vulnerability on the WhatsApp platform. This may have enabled a malicious actor to install unauthorised software and secure access to personal data on devices with WhatsApp installed.

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Categories: Internet / Mobile & Wireless
Companies: WhatsApp
Countries: Ireland / World
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