According to media reports, opposition politicians raised concerns that the government was attempting to breach their phone security. One of them suggested that similar efforts were made to compromise the phones of at least five other prominent opposition leaders. TMC MP Mahua Moitra, who is currently under examination by the Lok Sabha Ethics Committee for a ‘cash for query’ allegation in Parliament, claimed that the government was making attempts to hack into her phone.
— Priyanka Chaturvedi🇮🇳 (@priyankac19) October 30, 2023
Moitra further asserted that such activities were also targeting other politicians, including former UP CM Akhilesh Yadav, AAP leader Raghav Chaddha, CPM leader Sitaram Yechury, and Congress leaders Shashi Tharoor and Pawan Khera, as well as the staff of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.
Dear Modi Sarkar, why are you doing this? pic.twitter.com/3hWmAx00ql
— Pawan Khera 🇮🇳 (@Pawankhera) October 31, 2023
Writing officially to @loksabhaspeaker @ombirlakota requesting he follow RajDharma to protect Opposition MPs & summon @HMOIndia officials ASAP on our phones/email being hacked. Priveleges Committee needs to take up. @AshwiniVaishnaw this is real breach you need to worry about.
— Mahua Moitra (@MahuaMoitra) October 31, 2023
Apple has notified several individuals about attempted compromises to their iPhones. The list of those who have received such notifications includes Mahua Moitra, a Trinamool Congress MP, Priyanka Chaturvedi from Shiv Sena, Raghav Chadha, an AAP MP, Shashi Tharoor of the Congress party, Asaduddin Owaisi from AIMIM, Sitaram Yechury, the CPI(M) general secretary and former MP, Pawan Khera, a Congress spokesperson, Akhilesh Yadav, the Samajwadi Party president and many more.
They have all been made aware of potential security breaches involving their iPhones.
In an email titled ‘ALERT: State-sponsored attackers may be targeting your iPhone,’ Apple warns that individuals may be at risk of state-sponsored cyberattacks, potentially aimed at compromising their devices and gaining access to sensitive data, communications, and even the camera and microphone. The recipients are urged to take this warning seriously, even though it could potentially be a false alarm.
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