WhatsApp reveals major security flaw that could let hackers access phones

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There might be something up with your WhatsApp.

Officials with the Facebook-owned messaging service says it appears to have been targeted by advanced spyware. 

A vulnerability in the system might have let hackers get access to users’ phones. 

Among the possible victims — a human rights lawyer from London. 

A spokesperson for WhatsApp says the attack “has all the hallmarks of a private company.”

WhatsApp didn’t mention a specific organization. 

However, the NSO Group, an Israeli cyber company, issued a statement denying responsibility. 

WhatsApp is encouraging users to update to the latest version of the app “out of an abundance of caution.”

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