Oct 31, 2023

Apple alert: India opposition says government tried to hack phones

Some Indian opposition leaders have accused the government of trying to hack into their phones after receiving warning messages from Apple. Around a dozen opposition politicians have confirmed that they got the message from Apple. Federal information technology minister Ashwini Vaishnaw posted on X that the government has asked Apple to join its investigation "With real, accurate information on the alleged state sponsored attacks". "The opposition does not have any issue to take on the government and they are resorting to making these false allegations," said Amit Malviya, who looks after the BJP's IT department. Several opposition leaders in India have earlier accused Mr Modi's government of placing them under surveillance.

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