WhatsApp data breach puts nearly 500 million user records up for sale

A post on a “well-known hacking community forum” claims that nearly half a billion WhatsApp records have been compromised and are up for sale.

The post, which has been confirmed by multiple sources to be genuine, claims to be selling an up-to-date 2022 database of 487 million WhatsApp mobile numbers that includes data from 84 countries.

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