Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) has accused the United States National Security Agency (NSA) of accessing thousands of Apple phones as part of a spy plot. According to the FSB, the plot is evidence of the close relationship between Apple and the NSA.
The FSB claims that previously unknown malware was used to access backdoors on these phones. It is unclear what information was accessed or what purpose it served, but this revelation has raised concerns about privacy and security for Apple users around the world.
This news comes at a time when tensions between Russia and the United States are already high, with both countries accusing each other of various cyberattacks and espionage activities. This latest accusation could further strain relations between the two countries and lead to more distrust between them.
The implications for Apple users are also concerning, as this incident highlights how vulnerable their devices can be to hacking and surveillance by government agencies. It remains to be seen what measures Apple will take in response to this news, but it is clear that user privacy must be taken seriously in order for people to feel secure using their devices.