Apple says detection of attacks depends on threat intelligence signals, not state-sponsored actors

After a major controversy erupted between the ruling party and opposition leaders over the alleged hacking of their phones, Apple officially announced that it does not attribute the threat intelligence to any specific state-sponsored attacker.

“State-sponsored attackers are extremely well-funded and sophisticated, and their attacks evolve over time. Detecting such attacks depends on threat intelligence signals that are often incomplete and incomplete. It is possible that “Some Apple threat notifications may be false alarms, or some attacks may not have been detected,” Apple said in a statement.

The tech giant further said that they are unable to provide information about what reason they are issuing threat notifications, as this could help state-sponsored attackers adapt their behavior to avoid detection in the future. Can get.

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh addressed X on Apple’s clarification and said, “Apple’s clarification has been long overdue… It only confirms what Rahul Gandhi said in his press conference today.”
Several political leaders have alleged that their Apple devices have been victims of alleged hacking. The leaders shared a screenshot of the warning they received on their Apple devices.

The leaders alleged that the government was behind this attempt to break into their equipment.

Leaders like TMC MP Mahua Moitra, Congress’s Pawan Kheda, Shashi Tharoor, Rahul Gandhi and AAP MP Raghav Chadha claimed that their phones were hacked.

The allegations from the opposition party put the BJP on the front foot, with several leaders criticizing the opposition leaders.

BJP IT cell chief Amit Malviya told ANI, “Apple has clarified that they have sent many such notifications across the world. Users in around 150 counties have received such notifications and they have not even been able to tell where Why have such notifications been triggered? Therefore, the opposition’s allegation that this is being done at the behest of the government is absolutely baseless.

Rahul Gandhi keeps raising these issues clearly under the influence of foreign funded agencies but he has never cooperated with the investigation. The opposition has no issue to counter the government and hence they are making such false allegations.”

Earlier, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had said that many people in his party have received similar information and claimed that he is not afraid of phone tapping.

“Very few people are fighting against it but we are not scared. You can tap (phones) as much as you want, I don’t care. If you want to take my phone, I will give it to you,” Rahul Gandhi said. .

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