WhatsApp Urges Users to Update After Reports of Hacking Attempts

WhatsApp is urging its 1.5 billion users to update their app after the company detected sophisticated hacking attempts that might have targeted human rights activists. The Facebook subsidiary said “an advanced cyber actor” exploited a security flaw and installed the malware by targeting users’ mobile phones through WhatsApp’s call function, potentially allowing hackers to access private messages, location data and other information.