Apple has warned Polish prosecutor Eva Wrzosek that her iPhone has been jailbroken using the Pegasus spyware and that she may be under surveillance.
The attorney received notification from Apple about a possible attack by government agencies on its iPhone using Pegasus spyware. She posted a tweet in which she demanded an explanation from the Minister of Justice. She also posted some of the text that Apple used to warn about a possible hack.
Właśnie otrzymałam alert @AppleSupport o możliwym cyberataku na mój telefon ze strony służb państwowych. Ze wskazaniem, że mogę być celem ataku ze względu na to co robię lub kim jestem.
Ostrzeżenie potraktuję poważnie bo poprzedziły je inne incydenty@ZiobroPL czy to przypadek? pic.twitter.com/QWnctRMCof
— e-wrzosek #FBPE🇪🇺🇵🇱🏳️🌈#FundamentalRights (@e_wrzosek) November 24, 2021
Attention! Government sponsored hackers are attacking your iPhone. Apple believes you are the target of government-sponsored hackers trying to remotely hack your iPhone. This is most likely due to your work. If the attack was successful, the hacker could remotely access your sensitive data, messages, and even your camera and microphone. This may be a false alarm, but we recommend that you take this warning as seriously as possible.
Government sponsored hackers are very well funded and skilled, and their attacks become more sophisticated over time…”
Presumably, the surveillance of the prosecutor began after an investigation into the conduct of the presidential elections in Poland.
The editors of Free News remind that recently Apple warned that it would send such notifications to all users whose phones, according to the company, were hacked by the Pegasus software of the Israeli company NSO Group. In parallel, Apple launched an active legal war against this well-known manufacturer of hacking and spyware tools.