Apple Alerts on Hacking Attempt Opposition Leaders Allege Government Role : iPhone maker Apple Inc on Tuesday said it did not link warning messages sent to some opposition lawmakers to any specific government-sponsored attackers and could not provide information on what prompted such warnings.
Many opposition leaders have said that they have received warning information from Apple stating that government-sponsored attackers are trying to remotely tamper with their iPhones. Apple said in a statement that it is possible that some threat notifications may be false warnings and some attacks may go undetected. Apple does not attribute the threat reports to any specific government-sponsored attacker, the company said.
Apple said that government-sponsored attackers are very strong financially and technologically and their attacks evolve over time. Detecting such attacks depends on threat intelligence signals that are often incomplete and incomplete, the company said. It is possible that some of Apple’s threat notifications may be false warnings or that some attacks may go undetected.
However, Apple refused to explain why Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Mahua Moitra and other leaders received warnings. Apple said, we are unable to provide information about what causes us to issue threat notifications, because this can help government-sponsored attackers change their practices to avoid being caught in the future. Can. Meanwhile, sources said that Apple has sent threat notifications to individuals who have accounts in about 150 countries.
Leaders of several opposition parties claimed that they had received a warning from Apple, stating that government-sponsored attackers were trying to remotely tamper with their iPhones. These leaders posted alleged screenshots of the message on their ‘X’ handles.
Shiv Sena (UBT) MP Priyanka Chaturvedi, TMC’s Mahua Moitra, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Raghav Chadha, Congress’s Shashi Tharoor and their party’s media and publicity department head Pawan Khera shared Apple’s message on ‘X’ . Communist Party of India (Marxist) sources said that party general secretary Sitaram Yechury also received a similar message.