WhatsApp has advised all its users to UPDATE their apps as soon as they can.
WhatsApp admitted on Monday that its 1.5 billion users were left unguarded to malicious spyware installed on their respective smartphones. This vulnerability equally affected Android and iPhone devices.
This confirmation was given through a statement made by WhatsApp but they have not named the malefactor yet–
“WhatsApp encourages people to upgrade to the latest version of our app, as well as keep their mobile operating system up to date, to protect against potential targeted exploits designed to compromise information stored on mobile devices”
“We are constantly working alongside industry partners to provide the latest security enhancements to help protect our users.”