Apple starts warning activists about possible spyware surveillance on iPhone

Apple starts warning activists about possible spyware surveillance on iPhone

The company has warned human rights defenders from around the world that “government-sponsored attackers” can spy on them.

  • On November 24, Apple sent surveillance warnings to at least twenty activists around the world who criticized the government. informs Reuters.
  • Political scientists, researchers and prominent figures opposed to the Thai government received the message: “Your device can be jailbroken by a government-sponsored attacker, he can remotely access your confidential data, messages or even a camera and microphone.”
  • Two political activists from Ghana, an opposition politician from Uganda and about ten journalists from El Salvador told about the same messages on social networks, the newspaper found out.
  • In November 2021, Apple filed a lawsuit against the spyware developer NSO Group.
  • The NSO Group Pegasus program allows you to secretly and remotely collect data from other people’s phones. Authorities in 10 countries used it to hack the phones of journalists, human rights defenders and lawyers – an investigation into this began in July 2021.

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