365NEWSX
365NEWSX
Subscribe

Welcome

Half a billion WhatsApp users potentially exposed to spam and scams - SamMobile - Samsung news

Half a billion WhatsApp users potentially exposed to spam and scams - SamMobile - Samsung news

Half a billion WhatsApp users potentially exposed to spam and scams - SamMobile - Samsung news
Nov 24, 2022 1 min, 1 sec

A database containing the phone numbers of one-quarter of all WhatsApp users was recently put up for sale on a hacking community forum.

The seller claims that the database was recent and contained 487 million phone numbers belonging to active WhatsApp users in 84 countries.

WhatsApp has a user base of around 2 billion, which means that this database supposedly contains the phone numbers of one-quarter of WhatsApp users.

According to the poster, the database contains the phone numbers of over 32 million users in the USA, 45 million from Egypt, 35 million from Italy, 29 million from Saudi Arabia, 20 million (each) from France and Turkey, 10 million phone numbers from Russian users, and over 11 million UK numbers.

The source (via Cybernews) didn’t reveal how they obtained half a billion phone numbers of active WhatsApp users but said that they “used their strategy.” Nevertheless, it is possible that the database was put together through a process known as “scraping,” which involves data gathering from websites.

In other words, WhatsApp wasn’t hacked, but these bad actors may have gathered nearly 500 million phone numbers from web pages, confirmed that they are used for WhatsApp, and put them up for sale.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 4 Pro

Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 LTE

Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 44mm LTE


1 'Sister Wives': Kody Brown says wife Janelle doesn't 'respect' him - Insider

Nov 28, 2022 # entertainment 40 secs

2 U.S. squad prepares for gamesmanship from Iran in must-win match

Nov 27, 2022 # breaking 1 min, 18 secs

3 7 Symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer You're Most Likely to Ignore, Including Weight Loss — Eat This Not That - Eat This, Not That

Nov 25, 2022 # health 2 mins, 43 secs

4 Armie Hammer’s Father Michael Armand Hammer Dead at 67 - E! NEWS

Nov 23, 2022 # entertainment 27 secs

5 Jan. 6 panel staff angry at Liz Cheney for focus on Trump: WaPo - Business Insider

Nov 23, 2022 # politics 39 secs

6 Halt Vaccination of Young People Until Vaccine-Linked Myocarditis Is Studied: MIT Professor - The Epoch Times

Nov 27, 2022 # health 2 mins, 15 secs

7 Bird flu: What is it and what's behind the outbreak? - BBC

Nov 29, 2022 # health 1 min, 17 secs

8 New Xbox games – November 28th to December 4th - TrueAchievements

Nov 28, 2022 # technology 3 secs

9 NFL Monday Night Football live tracker: Colts host Steelers in third game under Jeff Saturday - Yahoo Sports

Nov 29, 2022 # politics 12 secs

10 WEG (WEGE3) e Iochpe-Maxion (MYPK3) caem, CCR (CCRO3) e Rumo (RAIL3) sobem após recomendações do BofA

Nov 28, 2022 # breaking 54 secs

11 Ukraine told it must prepare for new Russian attacks; 'ugly' clash erupts between Kyiv officials - CNBC

Nov 28, 2022 # politics 2 mins, 5 secs

12 525-Million-Year-Old Fossil Defies Textbook Explanation for Brain Evolution - Neuroscience News

Nov 27, 2022 # science 2 mins, 18 secs

13 Sen. Tim Scott shares his vision for a strong leader | Fox News Video

Nov 28, 2022 # breaking 7 secs

14 I'm An Exposure Therapist. Here's How I Confront Patients With Their Worst Fears. - HuffPost

Nov 25, 2022 # health 1 min, 52 secs

15 Get the phone you actually want with these Cyber Monday phone deals - Android Central

Nov 27, 2022 # technology 1 min, 52 secs

16 WWE Teases Big Change To Bray Wyatt Character On WWE SmackDown - Wrestling Inc.

Nov 26, 2022 # entertainment 36 secs
SUBSCRIBE

Get monthly updates and free resources.

CONNECT WITH US

© Copyright 2022 365NEWSX - All RIGHTS RESERVED