Published on October 31, 2023, 5:54 am
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Apple has reportedly issued warnings to at least six Indian politicians, two journalists, and other members of political parties about state-sponsored attacks targeting their iPhones. The individuals who received the alert include Shashi Tharoor of the opposition Congress party, Mahua Moitra of the regional opposition All India Trinamool Congress, Priyanka Chaturvedi of Shiv Sena, Raghav Chadha of AAP, Sitaram Yechury, and Pawan Khera from the Congress party.
According to the alert sent by Apple to these individuals, there is a belief that they are being specifically targeted by state-sponsored attackers who are attempting to compromise their iPhones remotely. The attackers could potentially gain access to sensitive data, communications, as well as control over the camera and microphone. It is unclear at this time which state or organization is behind these attacks.
Both journalists Siddharth Varadarajan and Sriram Karri also confirmed receiving similar warnings from Apple. The authenticity of the alerts has been verified by these individuals.
The recipients of these warnings have expressed their concerns on social media regarding the apparent targeting and invasion of privacy. Shashi Tharoor tweeted his dissatisfaction with underemployed officials prioritizing such activities at the expense of taxpayers like himself. Priyanka Chaturvedi shared her disappointment and questioned why such actions were being taken by the government. Pawan Khera directly addressed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government asking for an explanation.
These incidents shed light on a serious issue – the potential vulnerability of high-profile individuals’ devices to state-sponsored cyberattacks. As more information comes forth regarding these incidents, it is hoped that appropriate measures will be taken to ensure digital security for everyone involved.
Original article posted by Fox News