Why Bollywood Chats Leak When WhatsApp Chats Are End To End Encrypted
We all know that WhatsApp Chats are end to end encrypted and it means the sender and receiver can only read the messages, not even WhatsApp. Then how come all the WhatsApp chats of the persons involved in Bollywood scandal come out. In 2020, WhatsApp chats belonging to Bollywood stars Rhea Chakraborty, Deepika Padukone and many others came out. Now, Ananya Panday who was summoned by the NCB after her chats with Aryan Khan who was arrested in a drug related case came out.
WhatsApp’s FAQ page states “WhatsApp has no ability to see the content of messages or listen to calls that are end-to-end encrypted. That’s because the encryption and decryption of messages sent and received on WhatsApp occur entirely on your device. Before a message ever leaves your device, it’s secured with a cryptographic lock, and only the recipient has the keys. In addition, the keys change with every single message that’s sent. While all of this happens behind the scenes, you can confirm your conversations are protected by checking the security verification code on your device.”
The data from the phone could be cloned to a computer and could be accessed using forensic tools. At the same time, an option is available to law enforcement agencies to approach Google and Apple with a valid court order and get the WhatsApp chat backups (unencrypted until recently) from them. These backups then could be taken apart in forensic labs.