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Apple says threat notifications may be false alarms, not attributable to specific state-sponsored attackers

State-sponsored attacker menace notifications involving Indian politicians, journalists and legal professionals, are usually not attributable to any particular state-sponsored attacker, Apple solely advised NewsLogic.

Moreover, Apple clarified, “State-sponsored attackers are very well-funded and sophisticated, and their attacks evolve over time. Detecting such attacks relies on threat intelligence signals that are often imperfect and incomplete.”

As dependable and helpful as Apple’s menace notifications are, Apple maintains, that it’s “possible that some Apple threat notifications may be false alarms, or that some attacks are not detected.” And there’s a superb purpose for that

Apple believes that if they’re to supply details about what causes them to situation menace notifications, it might assist state-sponsored attackers to adapt their behaviour to evade detection sooner or later.

Apple additionally clarified, the state-sponsored-attackers menace notification has been despatched to people in over 150 international locations, since they enabled the function with the launch of iOS 16 again in 2022, and never within the final couple of days as sure handles on social media are claiming it to be.

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Opposition get together leaders together with Congress’ Shashi Tharoor, Priyanka Chaturvedi of the Shiv Sena (UBT), AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi and Trinamool Congress’ Mahua Moitra posted screenshots of the message acquired on their telephones which learn, “Apple believes you are being targeted by state-sponsored attackers who are trying to remotely compromise the iPhone associated with your Apple ID.”

 

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