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29 Aug, 2016

Israeli firm accused of creating iPhone spyware – The Guardian

An Israeli technology company has been accused of creating and supplying an aggressive interception program capable of taking over Apple’s iPhones and turning them into remote spying devices, after it was allegedly used to target a Middle Eastern human rights activist and others.The discovery, announced on Thursday, prompted Apple to issue an urgent software update to block the exploitation.The capability was revealed as the company said to be responsible for the product – a startup reportedly set up by former members of the Israeli military’s Unit 8200 electronic surveillance establishment – declined to deny it was behind the spyware.

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