WhatsApp has been making it into headlines for years now.
Most recently, it was the news that the company is suing NSO Group for allegedly building and selling a hacking platform that exploited a flaw in WhatsApp's servers.
Now, Reuters has dropped another potential bombshell related to this case, reporting that prominent leaders around the globe are being targeted through the vulnerability.
Here's a clip from the Reuters exclusive:
Sources familiar with WhatsApp's internal investigation into the breach said a "significant" portion of the known victims are high-profile government and military officials spread across at least 20 countries on five continents. Many of the nations are U.S. allies, they said.
The hacking of a wider group of top government officials' smartphones than previously reported suggests the WhatsApp cyber intrusion could have broad political and diplomatic consequences.