PTA reaches out to WhatsApp authorities after Israeli spyware hacks Pakistani officials’ phones

PTA, in its press release, stated that the authority has taken up the matter with WhatsApp management and has asked for the details of the targeted users.

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has reached out to Whatsapp administration following reports of some Pakistani government officials being targeted with hacking software.

A couple of days ago, in a report published in a British publication, TheGuardian, it was reported that mobile phones of at least two dozen Pakistani government officials were allegedly targeted earlier this year with technology owned by the Israeli spyware company NSO Group.

“Scores of Pakistani senior defense and intelligence officials were among those who could have been compromised,” Guardian reported further.

PTA, in its press release, stated that the authority has taken up the matter with Whatsapp management and has asked for the details of the targeted users. Furthermore, PTA also asked for an update on the remedial measures taken by WhatsApp to prevent the occurrence of such hacking attempts in the future.

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has also advised WhatsApp users to upgrade to the latest version of Whatsapp application and keep the operating system of the phone up to date in order to avoid such incidents. Moreover, affected users have also been advised to contact PTA at content-complaint@pta.gov.pk.

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  • The problem is that why pakistani government officials are using such international messenger applications if their discussions are that much critical and private. Please take that measure instead of asking abc company to secure their application because we like to use it…lolz…


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