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WhatsApp hack: Indian government calls it an issue of 'national cybersecurity'

WhatsApp hack: Indian government calls it an issue of 'national cybersecurity' (Mobile Security)

WhatsApp, the mobile messaging app, whats recently hit by spyware that was being spread through WhatsApp calling. The Indian government wants to WhatsApp to clarify what it has does to address the situation because the spyware attack and other vulnerabilities like it are an issue of 'national cybersecurity ' This (the spyware attack) stokes the larger issue of national cybersecurity and how to regulate this sphere. WhatsApp, Facebook’s popular messaging mobile app, was recently hit by spyware that could spread with a single phone call.The company says that only a ‘relatively small amount of people’ were affected by hack, globally. But, Indian users who form the WhatsApp’s largest user base accounting for 200 million of its 1.5 billion users — and the Indian government wants answers.Government officials who spoke to ETtech believe that this hack is no mere one-time incident, but it entails a larger issue of cybersecurity .

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