Want to know if your WhatsApp data has been leaked or not? You can check the same online. Here are the steps to follow.
In a shocking turn of events, it has been revealed that WhatsApp users data has been leaked! Terrifyingly, data of around 500 million WhatsApp users are now on sale. According to a report by personal data leak checker Cybernews, a threat actor has posted an ad on a hacking community forum, claiming that it is selling a 2022 database of 487 million WhatsApp user mobile numbers. The dataset that is on sale is claimed to contain WhatsApp user data from 84 countries.
“The dataset allegedly contains WhatsApp user data from 84 countries. Threat actor claims there are over 32 million US user records included. Another huge chunk of phone numbers belongs to the citizens of Egypt (45 million), Italy (35 million), Saudi Arabia (29 million), France (20 million), and Turkey (20 million). The dataset for sale also allegedly has nearly 10 million Russian and over 11 million UK citizens’ phone numbers,” the report informed.
As per the report, the hacker is selling the US dataset for $7000 (approx. Rs. 571690). While the cost for the UK and Germany datasets is $2500 (approx. Rs. 2,04,175) and $2000 (approx. Rs. 163340), respectively.
Hackers or attackers use these details mostly for smishing and vishing attacks. Therefore, it is advised to remain wary of any calls from unknown numbers, unsolicited calls and messages.
Are you concerned about your data safety and want to know if your WhatsApp data has been leaked or not? You can check it online. Cybernews has provided a way for you to check if your data has been leaked or not. Here are the steps you can follow:
Check if your WhatsApp data has been leaked: Steps explained
Provide your mobile number or email in the search field and tap on the Check now option.
The search result will show if your data has been leaked or not.