How an NYT reporter was targeted by an invisible iPhone hack
Hacking smartphones is a lucrative business for security companies that provide forensic/spying tools to customers, including law enforcement agencies and governments. The iPhone is the Holy Grail of targets for hackers, and that’s because of Apple’s commitment to privacy and security. But security experts have never given up attempting to break into iPhones, and iOS devices do get hacked. The iPhone Pegasus family of hacking and spying tools is one of the most famous ones out there right now.
Apple recently patched a vulnerability that allowed attackers to hack into iPhones with the so-called “zero-click” attacks. These hacks often targeted particular individuals, like activists and journalists, rather than regular iPhone users. Still, the Pegasus hack is quite dangerous, and a New York Times reporter explained his experience when he was targeted by a Pegasus hack.
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October 25, 2021 at 07:04PM