Nearly 500 million WhatsApp User Records Sold Online

In what is becoming a rather common trend, a threat actor is claiming to sell 487 million WhatsApp users’ mobile phone numbers on a popular hacking community forum which surfaced as an alternative to popular and now-sized Raidforums. The 2022 database is said to contain WhatsApp user data from 84 countries with Egypt having the largest chunk of stolen phone numbers (45 million), Italy with 35 million, and the US with 32 million.  The complete list of countries is included in the original report by Cybernews which also contains the exact amount of numbers up for sale.

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