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Spyware Infection: New flaw in Apple devices led to spyware infection, researchers say

Researchers at Digital Watchdog Group Citizen Lab On Thursday they said they had found spyware linked to Israeli firm NSO, which exploited a newly discovered product Apple device flaw, Last week, while inspecting an Apple device belonging to an employee of the Washington-based civil society group, Citizen Lab said it found a flaw that had been used to infect the device with NSO’s Pegasus spyware, it said in a statement.
Bill Marczak, senior researcher at the Citizen Lab, based at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public at the University of Toronto, said, “Based on forensics obtained from the target device, we attribute this exploit with high confidence to the Pegasus spyware from the NSO group. ” Policy. He added that the attacker might have made a mistake during installation, which is why Citizen Lab got the spyware.
Citizen Lab said that Apple has confirmed to them that the use of “lockdown mode,” a high-security feature available on Apple devices, prevented this particular attack. “This suggests that civil society is once again acting as an early warning system about really sophisticated attacks,” said John Scott-Railton, senior researcher at Citizens Lab.
The digital watchdog said the flaw made it possible to compromise an iPhone running the latest version of iOS (16.6) without any interaction from the victim. The new update fixes this vulnerability. Apple released new updates to its devices after investigating the flaws reported by Citizen Lab.

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