The beginning of the year 2021 has not been good for Facebook-owned WhatsApp. First WhatsApp was fumed about the new policy, after that the WhatsApp group invites leaked on Google. Now again another controversy has been added to WhatsApp. The contact list has been leaked on Google from the WhatsApp web version. The contact list of WhatsApp web users is seen in Google search indexing. The new leak has also been confirmed by cyber researcher Rajasekhar Rajaharia. He told that all the numbers leaked on Google are private and not a business, although WhatsApp has not said anything about this leak yet.
Earlier this week, the WhatsApp group’s invoices leaked into Google indexing, after which WhatsApp clarified and asked Google to remove the invisible links and chats from indexing. After this leak, anyone could join someone’s private WhatsApp group and read private chats. Invite links of around 1,500 WhatsApp groups were coming in Google results. Many of these groups were of porn and many belonged to a particular community. Some groups were from Bengali and Marathi.