WhatsApp users: Update your app immediately

WhatsApp users: Update your app immediately

The Financial Times reported – and WhatsApp confirmed – that a vulnerability in the app could allow spying through users’ phones.

WhatsApp released an update today, and users should immediately install it.

The company did not say how many of its users are impacted by the issue, though it is known that a human rights lawyer was targeted. It is likely to only be a small number of users as it only worked after the user received a WhatsApp phone call from the spies.

The spyware, which was found on iPhones and Android devices, was developed by an Israeli company.