Russians accuse Apple of working with top USA spy agency to infect iPhones with malicious code

Staff Reporter
June 2, 2023

The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB),  has accused Apple of colluding with the USA’s top spy agency, the NSA, to infect iPhones with malicious code to eavesdrop on calls of diplomats and other people of interest.

The FSB, which is the successor to the KGB, claims several thousand iPhones in use by diplomats have been infected saying:

“The company (Apple) provides American intelligence services with a wide range of opportunities to control both any persons of interest to the White House, including their partners in anti-Russian activities, and their own citizens.

“There is infection of foreign numbers and subscribers SIM cards registered at diplomatic missions and embassies in Russia, including the countries of the NATO bloc and the post-Soviet space, as well as Israel, SAR and China’ claims the FSB.

FSB: ““ infection of foreign numbers and subscribers SIM card”

“Information received by the Russian intelligence services testifies to the close cooperation of the American company Apple with the national intelligence community, in particular the U.S. NSA, and confirms that the declared policy of ensuring the confidentiality of personal data of users of Apple devices is not true”.

Apple denies the claims saying “it has “never worked with any government to insert a backdoor into any Apple product and never will.”


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