Approximately 500 million WhatsApp users' phone numbers have been leaked online. This is one of the largest data leaks in history.
The data includes mobile numbers from 84 countries. These numbers were obtained through web scraping.
These numbers are typically used for fraud and phishing attacks.
The leaked data was sold on a hacker forum for around $700.
Interestingly, some of the numbers may be associated with other user information.
A report from Cybernews claims that this is the biggest data breach to date.
The site says the leak was "initiated by an anonymous seller who put up the data on a hacker forum."
They claimed that the database included over 487 million number.
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