The instant messaging service WhatsApp has closed a security vulnerability, through Monitoring Software on Smartphones installed. The devices could be infected with a groomed WhatsApp-call as the weak point in the implementation of Internet telephony.
Behind the attack technology, the Israeli company NSO will suspected, the spy tools sold to governments, reported, among other things, the “Financial Times” and the Blog “TechCrunch”. WhatsApp assumes that the target of the attacks is likely to only be a few selected users.
So a human was probably right-a lawyer in the UK at the weekend, the target of an attempted Cyber-attack on the weak point, as the Financial Times reported, citing researchers at the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto. The attack was failed by the WhatsApp taken counter-measures but, it was said.
The Facebook group chat service in early may, learned of the Problem and closed the gap within a few days. Were affected both Smartphones with Google’s Android System and Apple’s iPhones, phones with Microsoft’s Windows Phone and Samsung’s Tizen, like a in the night to the Tuesday published technical note. WhatsApp switched on, the US government authorities for investigation.
The most famous product of the company, NSO is a Software named Pegasus, which activate according to previous information, a microphone and a camera, a phone, a location-data gathering, and E-may browse Mails and text messages. NSO said in a statement to the Financial Times, the company put its tools that were only secret services and security agencies.