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Apple fixes iPhone software flaws used in widespread hacks of Russians

By Joseph Menn

22 Jun 2023 · 2 min read

informed Summary

  1. Apple has fixed two security flaws in iPhones and iPads that were used to hack thousands of devices in Russia.

Apple on Wednesday said it had fixed two newly discovered security flaws in its iPhones and iPads that had been used to hack thousands of devices in Russia, underscoring the seriousness of a campaign that Russian intelligence blamed on the United States.

Apple credited the discovery of the flaws to researchers from Russian security software maker Kaspersky Lab, which said three weeks ago that its senior employees were among those targeted. At the same time as Kaspersky's initial announcement, Russia's Federal Security Service, known as the FSB, accused the National Security Agency of being responsible. It did not provide evidence or explain how it reached that conclusion. The NSA did not respond to a request for comment.

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