Apple has raised a red flag, cautioning prominent Indian opposition figures about the alleged hacking of their smartphones by the Indian government.
The tech giant said the Indian state has been engaged in covert surveillance activities, targeting journalists and opposition leaders.
Apple’s Sends Personal Messages
Apple sent personal messages to a number of journalists and opposition leaders to inform them of what appears to be state-sponsored espionage.
Apple emphasized the seriousness of the situation, stating, “If your device falls prey to a state-sponsored attacker, there exists the potential for remote access to your sensitive data.”
Who Received Messages?
Among those who received these messages were renowned figures such as Mahua Moitra, Asaduddin Owaisi, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, Sitaram Yechury, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, Raghav Chadha, and MP Priyanka Chaturvedi.
Apple’s recent outreach serves as a testament to the growing concern over freedom and democracy in India.