Apple Warns of Global iPhone Spyware Threat; Urges Security Vigilance

April 12, 2024
Apple Warns of Global iPhone Spyware Threat; Urges Security Vigilance
  • Apple Inc. has alerted iPhone users in 92 countries about potential 'mercenary spyware attacks', highlighting the risk from NSO Group's Pegasus spyware.

  • India's Minister for Communications has offered MPs the option to have their phones checked by CERT-in for potential compromises.

  • CERT-in regularly informs Indian citizens of vulnerabilities within the Apple ecosystem as part of its cybersecurity efforts.

  • The Biden Administration has imposed visa restrictions and blacklisted NSO Group to combat the use of spyware.

  • Google has condemned spyware for facilitating the spread of harmful hacking tools.

  • Apple advises users to take security measures such as enabling two-factor authentication, updating devices, and being cautious with links and attachments.

  • Apple also suggests using Lockdown mode and Multi-Factor Authentication to enhance iPhone security.

  • Malwarebytes provides security solutions for both iOS and Android platforms to help protect against cyber threats.

  • The recent alerts underscore the critical need for vigilance and proactive security steps against sophisticated digital attacks targeting users worldwide.

Summary based on 54 sources


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