102 – WhatsApp data breach: Here’s step-by-step guide to check whether your data is leaked or not

 

New Delhi: Hacking community forums let you buy phone numbers for nearly 500 million WhatsApp users. According to Cybernews, the threat actor is a hacking site that as of 2022 advertised that he was selling a database containing the mobile numbers of 487 million WhatsApp users. different countries. The US, UK, Russia, Egypt, Italy, Saudi Arabia and even India were on the list.

Here is a step-by-step guide to check if your data is safe.

– visit www.cybernews.com

– Enter your mobile number or email id in international format.

 

 

 

 

For those uninformed, WhatsApp is used by over 2 billion people worldwide. The attacker claims that the stolen data collection contains his records of approximately 32 million users in the United States. Like Egypt, 35 million people are affected in Italy, 29 million in Saudi Arabia, 20 million in France and 20 million in Turkey. The database reportedly contains phone numbers for over 11 million British citizens and about 10 million Russian citizens.

Hackers are reportedly selling these datasets on the dark web, according to reports.