HACKERS could have secretly installed spyware on mobile via WhatsApp, it was reported.
The messaging application has a critical design flaw that could allow an attacker to remotely target devices and steal messages and files.
According to The Hacker News the attackers send MP4 files to WhatsApp users, and if opened they will be able to steal the user's images, messages and personal information.
The Sun Online receives a statement form: "WhatsApp continues to work to improve the security of our services. We regularly make public reports about potential problems that we have fixed consistent with industry best practices.
"In this case there is no reason to believe that the user was affected and it would be wrong to claim otherwise."
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The Hacker News claims this problem was resolved last month, but not published – so users can open MP4 files unnoticed.
The Sun has approached WhatsApp to comment.
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