Apple Says Uighurs Targeted in iPhone Attack : Apple on Friday confirmed that China’s Uighurs, a mostly Muslim minority group considered a security threat by Beijing, had been the target of attacks due to iPhone security flaws, but disputed rival Alphabet’s description of the effort to track users of the smartphone in real-time.
Google Project Zero researchers said a week ago that five security imperfections prompted a “continued exertion to hack the users of iPhones in specific networks over a time of at least two years.”
Apple revealed the attack was “narrowly focused” and affected a few specific websites that target the content related to the Uighur community” rather than the “en masse” hack of iPhones.The company spokesperson said “it fixes the issues in February, within 10days of being notified by Google.
Apple Says Uighurs Targeted in iPhone Attack
The specialists did not specify the communities. However, CNN, TechCrunch, and different news associations revealed that the assaults had been planned for observing Uighurs. Reuters as of late detailed that China hacked Asian broadcast communications organizations to keep an eye on Uighur travelers.
“Google’s post, issued a half year after iOS patches were released, makes the fake impression of “mass misuse” to “monitor the private activities of whole populations progressively,” stirring fear among all iPhone users that their device had been controlled,” Apple said in a newsroom post.
Google has stated ” we would continue work with Apple and other companies to find and fix flaws.
project Zero posts technical research that is intended to propel the comprehension of security vulnerabilities, which prompts better cautious systems,” Google said in explanation. “We remain by our top to bottom research which was composed to concentrate on the specialized parts of these vulnerabilities.”
Google and Apple are rivals in the smartphone industry, where their iOS and Android working systems strive for users. Be that as it may, Google’s Project Zero group of researchers have been working on finding genuine security issues from a wide scope of software and hardware firms, not exclusively apple.
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