Parliamentary standing committee may summon Apple officials over hacking attempt alerts
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology (IT) is considering summoning Apple representatives during an upcoming meeting to address the recent ‘state-sponsored attacks’ on several public figures in India, news agency ANI reported on November 1.
“The committee’s secretariat has expressed ‘deep concern’ and is treating the matter with the utmost seriousness,” ANI reported quoting a Committee secretariat official.
The move came a day after a number of Opposition MPs claimed to have received a notification from Apple stating that their devices could be targeted by state-sponsored attackers.
Opposition party leaders including Congress’ Shashi Tharoor, Priyanka Chaturvedi of the Shiv Sena (UBT), AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi and Trinamool Congress’ Mahua Moitra posted screenshots of the message received on their phones which read, “Apple believes you are being targeted by state-sponsored attackers who are trying to remotely compromise the iPhone associated with your Apple ID.”