1.1 million Swedes affected by WhatsApp data leak


What is said to be an up-to-date database of mobile numbers for 487 million users is for sale among hackers. This is stated by the publication Cybernews, which, after gaining access to part of the database, states that everything points to its being genuine. The sample examined included roughly 2,000 users in the US and England, and according to Cybernews, all were Whatsapp users.

In total, the database contains information on roughly 487 million users, including almost 1.1 million Swedish users. In total, the database covers 84 countries, with the most numerically affected countries being Egypt (44.8 million), Italy (35.7 million), the United States (32.3 million) and Saudi Arabia (28.8 million).

Meta, which owns Whatsapp, has yet to comment on the incident. This comes almost exactly a year after Facebook suffered a similar leak when extensive information on over 530 million users appeared for sale.


Source: Mobil by www.mobil.se.

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