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Reports: iMessage on iPhone 11, iPhone 12 compromised by Pegasus spyware; Apple responds

Jul 20, 2021 15:41 IST | By Editorji News Desk

After multiple news reports about the global Pegasus surveillance scandal emerged, and Amnesty International said that iMessage on even the latest iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 models has been compromised, Apple has responded saying that the spyware is not a threat to most of its users.

Also Read: Israeli spyware Pegasus reportedly used to snoop on Indian journalists, govt rubbishes report

Head of Apple Security Engineering and Architecture Ivan Krstić said in a statement that the company condemns cyberattacks against journalists, human rights activists, and others seeking to make the world a better place.

He went on to stress Apple’s emphasis on security, and said that attacks like Pegasus are highly sophisticated, cost millions of dollars to develop, often have a short shelf life, and are used to target specific individuals.

Also Watch: Explained: What is Pegasus spyware, how it works, should you worry?

Krstić said that although Apple continues to work tirelessly to defend all customers, and is constantly adding new protections, attacks like Pegasus are not a threat to the overwhelming majority of iPhone users.

Reports by many global media organisations said that over 10 governments, including India, are involved in surveillance of people using Pegasus spyware.

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