Apple has begun sending out notifications to some users that data on their iPhone may have been compromised. It is reported by Reuters…
At least six activists who criticized the Thai government received warning messages about the hacking, journalists said. Two political activists from Ghana, an opposition politician from Uganda and about a dozen journalists from the Salvadoran media also said that they received similar notifications.
In particular, Thai activist Yingcheep Atchanont from the iLaw legal monitoring group received messages from Apple by mail. The authors noted that Atchanont and other human rights defenders and journalists have repeatedly criticized government structures.
The report said state-sponsored attackers could gain access to their data and spy on it. Reuters experts linked the fact of sending notifications to Apple’s statement that it is suing the developers of the Pegasus spyware and will notify the likely victims of this program.
Earlier, Apple said it is suing the Israeli company NSO Group, which develops the Pegasus iPhone jailbreak software. The company said in a statement that the software was created under a government order and purposefully collected information about the actions of the victims.
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