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More than 740GB of data claimed to be stolen from Viber

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UPDATE: This article has been updated to reflect changes to the original content.

Hackread reports that instant messaging app Viber had over 740GB of data admitted to having been compromised by pro-Palestinian hacktivist group Handala Hack.

Update: “Upon investigation, we have found no evidence to support any claims of intrusion into our systems or compromise of user data," according to a Viber spokesperson that reached out to SC Media.

Handala Hack has set a ransom of $583,000 worth of Bitcoin for the data it allegedly exfiltrated from Viber's systems, including a trove of sensitive data and the app's source code. Experts have already noted the potential compromise of Viber users' call logs, personal messages, and financial information, among others. Viber has refuted the alleged systems infiltration and data theft although an investigation into the claims made by Handala Hack has already commenced. "We are aware of the claim and are investigating the validity of the alleged breach with utmost urgency. The security of our users’ data is our top priority," said Viber. Such a development follows Handala Hack's claims of compromising Israeli critical infrastructure, media outfits, defense contractors, and health providers in attacks that involved phishing emails and SQL injections.

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