Tuesday 14 May 2019 / 10:40 AM Tom Watson

Zuckerberg needs to give us categorical assurances flaw has been fixed – Tom Watson

Tom Watson MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, responding to a hack discovered in the WhatsApp messaging platform, said:

“These cyber-security breaches are deeply concerning, particularly as human rights and advocacy organisations seem to have been targeted.

“WhatsApp boss Mark Zuckerberg needs to give us categorical assurances this security flaw has been fixed and WhatsApp users cannot be spied upon.

“We need answers from the Government about what contact they have had with WhatsApp over this breach and what action they are taking if this spyware has fallen into the wrong hands.”