Geneva - Sana
UN spokesman Farhan Haq revealed that officials of the international organization are not using the WhatsApp application in their communications because it is not supported as a safe mechanism.
The announcement of this right came after the revelation of the involvement of the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in penetrating the phone of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and asking two experts at the United Nations to conduct an immediate investigation on this matter.
In response to a question about whether United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres used WhatsApp to communicate with presidents and leaders of countries in the world, Haqq said in a statement carried by Reuters that "high-level United Nations officials have been instructed not to use WhatsApp because it is not supported as a safe mechanism for that. I think Guterres used it, ”he said, noting that international organization officials had been instructed not to use the online application in June last year.
To that, the director of communication at WhatsApp, Carl Woge, emphasized that “every private message protected by two-party encryption helps prevent WhatsApp or others from viewing correspondence,” considering that the encryption technology developed by WhatsApp with Signal is the best service available to people around the world".
The British Guardian newspaper revealed last week that the Bezos phone was hacked in 2018 after receiving a message on the WhatsApp application sent from a personal account to Ibn Salman, noting that the encrypted message sent from his last phone number is believed to contain a file carrying a virus that penetrated the programming of the mobile phone for the richest man In the world.