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Whats App: Spokesman and Nso Group

whats app: A spokesman for the Facebook subsidiary later said We're certainly not refuting any of the coverage you've seen, according to CTV. The malware was able to penetrate phones through missed calls alone via the app's voice calling function, the spokesman said. The Financial Times identified the actor as Israel's NSO Group, and Whats App all but confirmed the identification, describing hackers as a private company that has been known to work with governments to deliver spyware. An unknown number of people -- an amount in the dozens at least would not be inaccurate -- were infected with the malware, which the company discovered in early May, said the spokesman, who was not authorized to be quoted by name. There's nothing a user could have done here, short of not having the app, he said. John Scott-Railton, a researcher with the internet watchdog Citizen Lab, called the hack a very scary vulnerability. ( As reported in the news.