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Inc42 Shots | Telegram Moves In To Capitalise On WhatsApp’s Bad Rep After Bezos Hack

Taking a dig on WhatsApp for the recent spyware controversy, which also impacted Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos in addition to 121 users in India, Telegram founder Pavel Durov has said that such data could have been safe if Bezos and others used the Telegram messaging app instead of Facebook-owned platform.

The WhatsApp spyware used in the hacking of Bezos’ phone is suspected to be the infamous Pegasus software developed by Israel-based NSO Group. The Pegasus spyware recently sparked controversy for snooping on the personal data of around 1400 WhatsApp users globally, including users in India.

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Harshil Khatter

Inc42 Staff