It has been reported that government officials in multiple jurisdictions were targeted by a cyber criminality campaign of identity theft in order to collect diplomatic sensitive information.
Th actions including showing different phone numbers that the number of the originator to make official believe that the message was coming from a member of a government agency.
As per the reported information a significant number of the known affected individuals are high-ranked officials with access to critical data.
Both the US government and WhatsApp have reported to be conducting further investigations into the issue.
WHatsApp is on the process of alerting victims regarding the intrusion.
The diplomatic consequences of such hack are yet to be fully understood.