iPhone Warning Notification News agency PTI quoted an official of the Ministry of State for Electronics and Information Technology (MEITy) as saying that the Apple team has met CERT-In. CERT-In must now submit its report with its conclusions. IT Minister Rajeev Chandrashekhar said that Apple will have to respond to the notice which should be done by its global cyber security team.
According to media reports, cyber security officials of Apple of America have met CERT-In officials on the issue of warning notifications sent to some opposition leaders. The government issued a show-cause notice to Apple last month after several MPs received warning alerts on their iPhones.
The leaders of the opposition said that Apple alerted them to “a state-sponsored attacker trying to remotely steal their iPhones” and that the government was allegedly hacking their devices.
CERT-In will investigate
News organisation the Apple team has met CERT-In, according to a Ministry of State for Electronics and Information Technology (MEITy) official cited by PTI. CERT-In must now submit its report containing its conclusions. Apple’s worldwide cyber security team should be in charge of responding to the notice, according to IT Minister Rajeev Chandrashekhar.
By the end of November, the Apple team was supposed to meet with the Indian cyber security watchdog, CERT-In. The official states that there isn’t a deadline for turning in the report. Meity’s CERT-In will submit a report following its investigation in the interim.
What is the matter?
A number of opposition figures asserted last month that they had received a notification from Apple alerting them to the possibility that “state-sponsored attackers were trying to remotely compromise their iPhones”. Union IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnav had at the time refuted the allegation and promised a careful examination of the situation. Additionally, according to IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnav, the iPhone manufacturer has distributed the same warning in 150 countries.