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Apple warns of Pegasus-like spyware risk in India

In the warning, the iPhone maker further said that this attack is "likely targeting you specifically because of who you are or what you do".

News Arena Network - New Delhi - UPDATED: July 10, 2024, 10:07 PM - 2 mins read

Apple warns Indian iPhone users of Pegasus-like spyware threat

Apple warns of Pegasus-like spyware risk in India

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Apple has recently cautioned iPhone users in 98 countries, including India, about a potential new spyware attack similar to 'Pegasus'.

 

According to the Apple warning, it has detected that "you are being targeted by a mercenary spyware attack that is trying to compromise the iPhone associated with your Apple ID remotely".

 

In the warning, the iPhone maker further said that this attack is "likely targeting you specifically because of who you are or what you do".

 

"Although it's never possible to achieve absolute certainty when detecting such attacks, Apple has high confidence in this warning - please take it seriously," the company added.

 

Last October, a technology company based in the US issued similar alerts to users located in India.

 

In April of this year, the large tech company issued threat notifications to specific users in 92 different countries, including individuals in India, who may have been targeted using 'mercenary spyware' such as Pegasus from the NSO Group.

 

Since 2021, the corporation has issued threat notifications multiple times each year upon detecting these attacks.

 

Recently, the Indian government cautioned Apple users about numerous vulnerabilities in their devices.

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