Published on October 31, 2023, 12:13 pm
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Apple has sent notifications to members of India’s opposition politicians, warning that their iPhones may be targeted by “state-sponsored attackers.” The company has been alerting iPhone users about suspected spyware attacks since 2021 and has now extended these alerts to an undisclosed number of users in India, including politicians.
However, Apple acknowledged that some threat notifications may be false alarms. The detection of such attacks relies on imperfect and incomplete threat intelligence signals. It is possible that some alerts may not be valid or that certain attacks go undetected.
Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi has accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government of attempting to hack into the iPhones of senior opposition politicians. In response, Gandhi stated, “Hack us all you want. But we will not stop questioning you.”
Apple clarified its earlier statement by saying it could not attribute the source of the alerts to any specific state-sponsored attacker. Jairam Ramesh, a spokesperson for Gandhi’s party, criticized Apple’s response as a “long-winded non-denial.”
Apart from this incident, Apple CEO Tim Cook has engaged in multiple discussions with Prime Minister Modi regarding Apple’s future plans in India.
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In summary, Apple has alerted members of India’s opposition politicians about potential “state-sponsored attackers” targeting their iPhones. While there may be some false alarms, Apple has not attributed these alerts to any specific attacker. Additionally, Belkin has introduced a new charging accessory for Apple devices, Tata Group plans to manufacture iPhones in India, and Apple has made updates to its MacBook Pro lineup.
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