‘State-sponsored attackers may be targeting your iPhone’: Apple sends warning messages in India

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Apple has cautioned multiple opposition politicians and journalists of India about potential targeting of their iPhones by entities supported by the state calling them “state sponsored attackers”.

The company sent out alerts, highlighting the possibility of remote access to sensitive data, communications, or even the camera and microphone, various reports say.

Though lacking in specific details, the warning urged recipients to take the matter seriously.

Trinamool Congress parliamentarian Mahua Moitra, MP and chief of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen party, Asaduddin Owaisi, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, and its spokespersons, Pawan Khera and Supriya Shrinate, were among those who received the alert.

Moitra publicly criticized the Indian prime minister’s and home minister’s offices, suggesting an attempted intrusion into her phone and email.

As a key figure in the opposition, Moitra has been leading the charge against Narendra Modi, linking him to billionaire Gautam Adani, one of Asia’s wealthiest individuals.

Earlier this year, a report by Hindenburg Research accused the Adani Group of involvement in stock manipulation and accounting fraud, a claim that the company vehemently refuted as “malicious”.

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