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STATE ACTORS: RUSSIA Accuses US & Apple Inc., of Hacking FSB

STATE ACTORS: RUSSIA Accuses US & Apple Inc., of Sophisticated hack on its FSB
Posted By: Iain Fraser - Cybersecurity Journalist Gibraltar

12th June 2023

Russia says US hacked thousands of Apple phones in spy plot

REUTERS.COM has reported that Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) has uncovered evidence of an American espionage operation that had compromised thousands of iPhones using sophisticated surveillance software to enable Washington to spy on Russian Diplomats. Moscow based Kaspersky has also issued a report on iOS malware from an unknown source. 

According to the FSB the U.S. used previously unknown malware to target iOS devices. The Spy agency also accused technology giant APPLE of collusion in the operation.

The malware targeted not only domestic users but also foreign numbers and wireless subscribers using SIM cards registered with diplomatic missions and embassies in Russia.

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