Some peace loving Palestinian hackers today decided to deface the WhatsApp website for a short time. Currently we do not think there is any sign of customer data being lost and this seems like a DNS hack. On the other hand they could have rerouted traffic during that time if they managed to redirect the DNS. That on top of WhatsApp data having laughable encryption could mean some nasty surprises. This just goes to show the need for a secure cross platform messaging system like BBM to actually be released though BlackBerry does not do much more to encrypt conversations. WhoIS records show that WhatsApp changed their IP address earlier today so it seems like a simple redirect hack. The Palestinian Hackers decided to take advantage of their “peace loving” hack to explain why they deserve your support. I wonder why they think this form of virtual terrorism helps anyone… Kudos to the WhatsApp team for quickly correcting the issue.