Apple Experts Fly To India After Politicians Report Hacking Threats: Report

Apple is stepping up its response to the controversy in India, where several opposition politicians and journalists received alarming threat notifications. The tech giant is flying in its technical and cybersecurity experts to meet Indian officials investigating these notifications.

What Happened? The political drama unfolded on Oct. 31 when key opposition members, including TMC’s Mahua Moitra, Shiv Sena (UBT’s) Priyanka Chaturvedi, Congress’ Shashi Tharoor, and AAP’s Raghav Chadha, reported receiving alerts from Apple about state-sponsored attacks targeting their devices.

This revelation sparked a heated debate, with the opposition accusing the government of espionage. The government, denying these allegations, called for a thorough investigation and sought answers from Apple.

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Apple’s team in India, until now, has been in touch with government officials. Visa complications reportedly delayed the arrival of Apple experts, but those issues have been resolved, paving the way for their visit.

What’s the issue? A government official, speaking to MoneyControl hinted that the investigation might point to a flaw in Apple’s system, which left users worldwide vulnerable to viruses. This vulnerability, the official suggested, could be the real reason behind the widespread threat notifications, rather than state-sponsored espionage.

Meanwhile, the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) is spearheading the probe into this matter, following the government’s notice to Apple after opposition leaders raised concerns.

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