Row of snoopers: WhatsApp of Priyanka Gandhi was also white, says Congress

NEW DELHI: On Sunday he claimed that Priyanka Gandhi He was also targeted during a recent spyware attack against several Indian journalists and human rights activists.

I want to tell that Priyanka Gandhi also received a similar message from WhatsApp around the same time, Congress spokesperson said, responding to a question about Praful Patel and Mamata Banerjee receiving messages from the Facebook-owned messaging platform.

Gandhi received the message at almost the same time when WhatsApp was sending similar messages to those whose phones were allegedly hacked, Surjewala said.

The party, however, did not say exactly when Gandhi received the message.

The message giant had recently revealed that several prominent Indians were among those who were spied globally by unidentified entities using Israeli spyware Pegasus.

WhatsApp had said it is demanding, an Israeli surveillance company, which is reportedly behind the technology that helped unidentified entities to hack phones of approximately 1,400 users on four continents and included diplomats, political dissidents, journalists and senior officials of the government.

Congress attacked the government over the WhatsApp spyware case, asking if Narendra Modi's dispensation spied on citizens and political leaders before the 2019 parliamentary elections.

Surjewala had asked if those occupying the steps of power were guilty of criminal offenses and if the government knew that illegal spyware was being deployed to spy on key people.