In May 2019 we stopped a highly sophisticated cyber attack that exploited our video calling system in order to send malware to the mobile devices of a number of WhatsApp users. The nature of the attack did not require targeted users to answer the calls they received. We quickly added new protections to our systems and issued an update to WhatsApp to help keep people safe. We are now taking additional action, based on what we have learned to date.
We sent a special WhatsApp message to approximately 1,400 users that we have reason to believe were impacted by this attack to directly inform them about what happene ( لینک ) erts at the Citizen Lab, an academic research group based at the University of Toronto’s Munk School, volunteered to help us to learn more about the impact of this attack on civil society, including journalists and human right ( لینک ) hed information related to this specific attack here and remains available to provide support to this community.
WhatsApp cares deeply about the privacy and security of our users. Some of your most personal moments are shared on WhatsApp, which is why we provide end-to-end encryption for all messages and calls by default. This attack was developed to access messages after they were decrypted on an infected device, abusing in-app vulnerabilities and t ( لینک ) ass="_5wjy">We agree with UN Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression David Kaye’s call for a moratorium on these attacks. There must be strong legal ( لینک ) reedoms people deserve wherever they are in the world. Human rights groups have documented a disturbing trend that such tools have been used to attack journalists and human rights defenders. Working with research experts at the Citizen Lab, we believe this attack targeted at least 100 members ( لینک ) and guard against these kinds of threats.
WhatsApp has also filed a complaint
in U.S. court that attributes the attack to a spyware company called NSO Group and its parent company Q Cyber Technologies. The complaint alleges they violated both U.S. and California laws as well as the WhatsApp Terms of Service, which prohibits this type of abuse. This is the first time that an encrypted messaging provider is taking legal action against a private en ( لینک ) NSO carried out this attack, including acknowledgement from an NSO employee that our steps to remediate the attack were effective. We are seeking a permanent injunction banning NSO from using our service.
You can read more about our views published here.
If you received a message from us and have additional questions about this incident, you can message the WhatsApp team directly and securely by opening WhatsApp Settings > Help > Contact Us.
منبع پاسخ: مرکز راهنمایی وب سایت واتساپ