After the viral of data leak scandal by Cambridge Analytics, security experts literally study all other social networking sites and instant messaging applications. In one of these studies, security experts recently discovered that sensitive financial data shared by users on WhatsApp is shared with third parties. Although many rejected these claims, such as anti-Facebook propaganda, WhatsApp made it public.
WhatsApp said in one of its statements: “We share your information with third parties: your mobile number, the details of the registration, the details of the phone you use, the virtual payment address (VPA), the UPI pin of the sender, the details of the transaction are shared.
It is a known fact that the VPA and the UPI pin are very sensitive, and the most important data. If Facebook uses this data to develop its advertising revenue, sharing important information about the details of Facebook users with an advertising agency, the financial data of the users can also be gathered illegally, such as in the Cambridge Analytica case. interesting to see what measures Facebook and WhatsApp will take to prevent data leaks.