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WhatsApp confirmed that Israeli technology company NSO Group was behind a vulnerability in its voice-over-internet-protocol calling feature that it identified and corrected in May.
The Facebook-owned messaging application did not identify NSO Group by name when it revealed the vulnerability in May, but Financial Times did, reporting that its code was installed on both iPhones and Android smartphones by exploiting the bug in the app’s audio call feature, and the spyware could be installed whether or not the recipient answered the calls, with those calls often disappearing from victims’ call logs.