Apple issues statement on 'State-Sponsored' hacking attempt on I.N.D.I.A alliance leaders' iPhone
I.N.D.I.A alliance leaders including TMC's Mahua Moitra, Congress' Shashi Tharoor, and more slammed the Modi government for the 'State-Sponsored' hacking attempt on their iPhones.-
Global electronic device giant Apple on Tuesday broke its silence after a massive controversy erupted over a 'State-Sponsored' hacking attempt. I.N.D.I.A alliance leaders including TMC's Mahua Moitra, Congress' Shashi Tharoor, AAP Rajya Sabha MP Raghav Chadha, and more slammed the Modi government for the alleged snooping ahead of the upcoming elections in multiple states and also the 2024 General Elections.
The opposition leaders took to their X handle and shared screenshots of the mail received from Apple that there had been state-sponsored hacking attempts on their iPhones.
Apple's response to State-Sponsored hacking
After the massive controversy, Apple finally issued its official statement. In its statement, Apple reportedly said, "Apple does not attribute the threat notifications to any specific state-sponsored attacker. State-sponsored attackers are very well-funded and sophisticated, and their attacks evolve over time. Detecting such attacks relies on threat intelligence signals that are often imperfect and incomplete."
"It’s possible that some Apple threat notifications may be false alarms, or that some attacks are not detected. We are unable to provide information about what causes us to issue threat notifications, as that may help state-sponsored attackers adapt their behavior to evade detection in the future," said Apple as reported by a newswire.
Talking about the MPs, TMC leader Mahua Moitra, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and the Aam Aadmi Party's Raghav Chadha, as well as CPM General Secretary Sitaram Yechury and the Congress' Pawan Khera were also warned of hacking attempts. Shiv Sena (UBT) Priyanka Chaturvedi wrote: "Wonder who? Shame on you..." and "cc-ed" Union Home Minister Amit Shah.