Nearly 500M WhatsApp Accounts Leaked Online – What To Do Now

Received a WhatsApp call or message from an unknown number? Your account could be subject to spam or even fraud as millions of WhatsApp account phone numbers are currently for sale on a hacking forum.

As reported by Cybernews (opens in new tab), someone is selling a 2022 database of 487 million WhatsApp mobile numbers. This includes accounts from 84 countries such as the US, UK, Russia, Egypt and many others. Apparently 32 million US records are included as well as 11 million from the UK. WhatsApp has around two billion monthly active users worldwide, and this leak puts almost half a billion users at risk.

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