The Federal Security Service (FSB) of the Russian Federation uncovered the acts of wiretapping by the US intelligence services using Apple mobile devices, the FSB website informed on June 1.
During a joint operation by the FSB and the Russian Federal Protective Service, it was found that the mobile devices of the US company Apple were infected with unknown malware. It is reported that several thousand handsets of this company were infected.
The operation was initiated due to the detection of anomalies in the work of the Russian telecommunications infrastructure. The anomalies were detected in the usage of Apple mobile devices.
“At the same time, in addition to domestic subscribers, facts of infection of subscribers using sim cards registered to diplomatic missions and embassies in Russia, including NATO and post-Soviet countries, as well as Israel, the Syrian Arab Republic and China,” according to the FSB website.
Analysis of the data led to the conclusion that the US firm Apple is working closely with the US national intelligence community, in particular the US NSA. It provides data that allows malicious software to exploit software vulnerabilities in Apple mobile devices. The US firm’s declared policy of ensuring the privacy of personal data of Apple device users does not correspond to reality.
According to the Federal Security Service of Russia, Apple provides US intelligence agencies with a wide range of opportunities to conduct intelligence activities regarding any persons interested in Washington who use US firm’s products.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency