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WhatsApp confirms it’s been targeted by spyware. That’s exactly its customers’ fear

Since WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook in 2014, users of the messaging app have long speculated how secure the platform would be from its new parent company’s data collection practices.

What users may not have expected, however, was that their conversations could potentially be tapped by a third party, another company with the means to create powerful malware that could intercept protected conversations, as reported by the Financial Times on Monday. The report outlines allegations that an Israel-based company was able to successfully install malware that could have been used for surveillance on phone calls made over the app.

Falanx Group Ltd (LON:FLX), through its subsidiaries, provides cyber defence and intelligence services to blue chip and government clients worldwide. It operates through Falanx Cyber Defence and Falanx Intelligence divisions.

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