No fewer than 487 million instant messaging app, WhatsApp, users’ data have been hacked, a report by Bleeping Computer said.
The report claimed that hacker posted an ad on a well-known dark web, where the latest database of 487 million WhatsApp user mobile numbers were been sold.
According to the report, the dataset contains WhatsApp user data from 84 countries.
With over 32 million US user phone numbers, Egypt (45 million), Italy (35 million), Saudi Arabia (29 million), France (20 million), Turkey (20 million), Russia (10 million) and UK (11 million).
Techeconomy reported that the threat actor said they were selling the US dataset for $7,000, the UK, $2,500, and Germany, $2,000.
However, Meta is yet to confirm any of these details.