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WhatsApp informs Irish regulator of 'serious security vulnerability'

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Published May 15, 2019, 10:25 am IST
Updated May 15, 2019, 10:25 am IST
The DPC understands that the vulnerability may have enabled a malicious actor to install unauthorized software.
WhatsApp are still investigating as to whether any WhatsApp EU user data has been affected.
 WhatsApp are still investigating as to whether any WhatsApp EU user data has been affected.

Facebook’s WhatsApp has informed its lead regulator in the European Union, Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner (DPC), of a serious security vulnerability on its platform, the DPC said on Tuesday.

“The DPC understands that the vulnerability may have enabled a malicious actor to install unauthorized software and gain access to personal data on devices which have WhatsApp installed,” the regulator said in a statement.

 

“WhatsApp are still investigating as to whether any WhatsApp EU user data has been affected as a result of this incident,” the DPC said, adding that WhatsApp informed it of the incident late on Monday.

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