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Exclusive: Government officials around the globe targeted for hacking through WhatsApp – sources Technology 

Exclusive: Government officials around the globe targeted for hacking through WhatsApp – sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senior government officials in multiple U.S.-allied countries were targeted earlier this year with hacking software that used Facebook Inc’s (FB.O) WhatsApp to take over users’ phones, according to people familiar with the messaging company’s investigation. Sources familiar with WhatsApp’s internal investigation into the breach said a “significant” portion of the known victims are high-profile government and military officials spread across at least 20 countries on five continents. Many of the nations are U.S. allies, they said. The hacking of a wider group of top government officials’ smartphones…

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