Cyberattack via Whatsapp

Recently, Cybersecurity people and companies will take serious notice of the latest hacking event that happens within this week such as Whatsapp Hack. A group of hackers has been targeting an amount of 1,400 from Whatsapp’s users. This activity has included an attack of malicious phone calls where the data-grabbing malware will be affecting the device of the victims.

Source: India demands explanation from WhatsApp over Pegasus spyware breach(Youtube)

Microsoft has reported the findings such as below:

Russian hacking group “Fancy Bear” which called APT28 or Strontium have been targeted around 16 agencies that related to antidoping all over the world ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

A cyberattack that happens last year on the Pyeongchang Winter Games is untold stories that can be considered as the Most Deceptive Hack in History

Source: Cyberattack targeted Olympic opening ceremony (Youtube)

To avoid other people whether public or anyone from big tech companies to eavesdrop any conversation between the victim with other people, the User is been advised to keep any device included smart-assistant to be locked down all the time.

Will Roper, an assistant secretary of the Air Force have stated that

Those three technologies such as Open system design, Agile Cloud-based software and Digitial Engineering will underlie next-generation weapon for the US military.

For those people out there that want to read further on the case, can read the article here

Source: Security News This Week: Government Officials Hacked Via WhatsApp and Exclusive: Government officials around the globe targeted for hacking through WhatsApp – sources

Author: Wan Ariff

He brings with him working experience in Information Security filed which specializing in Penetration Testing and Digital Forensic. His passion is more to IT Security

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