In addition, the group chat in which this message was sent will be lost.
According to sources, another serious vulnerability has been discovered in the WhatsApp messenger. It allows an attacker not only to disrupt the application, but also to damage group chat.
More precisely, when an attacker sends the corresponding message in a group chat, WhatsApp stops working, because of which it has to be reinstalled. However, after this, the user will not be able to return to the same group chat, and he will have to be deleted with the loss of all data. Moreover, the chat will be lost for all its participants.
Fortunately, WhatsApp developers have already released an update that closes the corresponding security hole, so it’s better for messenger users to upgrade.