Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 2021-09-13 16:35:53 –
Boston (AP) — Apple has released an emergency security software patch to fix the vulnerability.
According to the Internet Watchdog Group, the flaw could allow spyware from NSO Group, the world’s most notorious hacker hiring company, to infect the iPhones of Saudi activists without user intervention.
Researchers at the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab said this was the first time a so-called “zero-click” exploit had been detected and analyzed.
They discovered malicious code on September 7 and said they were confident that NSO Group was behind the attack.
NSO Group did not immediately respond to emails asking for comment.
A spokeswoman or Apple has confirmed the legitimacy of the threat New York Times He said he plans to add a “spyware barrier” to iOS 15 this year.
Apple customers are encouraged to install the security patch immediately.