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iPhone Users in 92 Countries Receive Spyware Attack Alert from Apple

Users may be targeted by a mercenary spyware attack attempting to compromise their iPhones remotely

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Published on April 12, 2024, 18:14:51

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iPhone users in 92 countries have received warnings from Apple about potential spyware attacks targeting their devices, according to a report by TechCrunch.

The message informs users that they may be targeted by a mercenary spyware attack attempting to compromise their iPhones remotely. The notification reads, "Apple detected that you are being targeted by a mercenary spyware attack that is trying to remotely compromise the iPhone associated with your Apple ID -xxx-."

Apple's alert provides further details about the incident, stating, "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."

Apple clarified that it could not disclose specific details that triggered the warning due to concerns that sharing more information could aid attackers in evading detection. The company relies on internal information and investigations to identify such attacks. 

(The writer is a legal associate at NYK Law Firm, one of the top legal consultants in Dubai)

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