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Government summons Apple executives from America on hacking alert to opposition leaders

Earlier this month, leaders of some opposition parties had received warnings about attempted hacking on their iPhones. After this, there was an uproar regarding this issue and there was a demand for an investigation. The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology had issued a show cause notice to Apple regarding this.

CERT-In had held a meeting with Apple representatives in the country in this regard but this matter was beyond their scope. A team of cyber security executives from America’s Apple will come to India to resolve this issue. Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar said that Apple will have to respond to the notice. He said, “They will have to answer these questions. The core issue remains. The company’s cyber security executives from America will meet CERT-In officials in the country.”

When asked about the deadline for Apple’s response. Chandrashekhar said that he has no information about this but Apple’s team may come this month. A ministry official said that Apple’s cyber security team will come this month if the visa is received on time. Some opposition leaders had alleged that they had received a hacking alert from Apple saying that ‘state sponsored’ attackers were trying to hack their iPhones.

These leaders included Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge, party leader Shashi Tharoor, Pawan Kheda, Supriya Shrinet, KC Venugopal and Bhupinder Singh Hooda. Apart from this, Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra, CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav had also received this alert. After opposition leaders expressed fear of espionage, the government had assured to investigate the matter. Regarding this, Apple had said in a statement that it cannot hold any particular ‘state sponsored’ attacker responsible for this threat alert. Such attackers are well-funded and detecting their attacks depends on threat intelligence signals, and these signals are often incomplete or imprecise.

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