iPhones are the most popular smartphones available in the market. The Cupertino based tech giant, Apple, has become among the largest tech companies in the world thanks to the popularity of iPhones. Now a Wikileaks leak claims that these are also the most popular gadgets of snooping for world’s leading secret service agencies including the CIA.
Now, according to a report in The Hill, WikiLeaks has released fresh documents detailing as to how the world’s foremost secret service agency hacked Apple’s top selling smartphones.
These are the freshest papers being called “Dark Matter” belonging to CIA archive that the WikiLeaks has called “Vault 7”. These papers show how the US secret service agency hacked Apple phones. There is no denying that people will start thinking twice before using their favorite gizmos.
Nonetheless the Wikileaks’ latest leaks claim that the CIA extensively used targeted surveillance instead of bulk surveillance, which the NSA would conduct. Many of the techniques require the CIA to have physical access to devices to attack them.
The Wikileaks Vault 7 leak being described as “Dark Matter” also suggests that the CIA has been bugging “factory fresh” iPhones since at least 2008. WikiLeaks findings make it apparent that the agency, in a number of cases, permanently bugs iPhones. It doesn’t make much difference operating systems are deleted or changed.
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