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The Sun understands that it's difficult, and potentially impossible, for users (and Facebook itself) to make sure they weren't hacked.An Israeli cybersecurity firm called NSO Group created hacking software called Pegasus.
Pegasus broke into users' WhatsApp accounts, giving hackers access to messages, photos, contacts and more.The problem was detected by WhatsApp in early May, and has now been fixed by an update.
There are now major questions about who used the Pegasus software, and who was hacked by it.Sadly, it's currently impossible to find out for certain if you've been compromised by this breach.
It's reported that every user was potentially hackable using this exploit – but that doesn't mean every user was hacked.The Sun understands that WhatsApp is having difficulty discovering which specific users have been impacted by the breach.
And the firm also believes alerting users to the issue is problematic, due to the secretive, encrypted nature of WhatsApp.However, WhatsApp is working with a number of human rights organisations to ensure activists are aware of the issue.
In a statement given to The Sun, a WhatsApp spokesperson said: "WhatsApp encourages people to upgrade to the latest version of our app, as well as keep their mobile operating system up to date, to protect against potential targeted exploits designed to compromise information stored on mobile devices.https://www.ttspy.com/browsing-history-on-someone-phone.html