Recently Google broke the internet by disclosing a big-time hacking situation and said it targeted Apple device users. Apple has finally responded to the allegations, calling them baseless.
Apple (AAPL), announced on September 6, that the claims made by Google about iOS vulnerabilities are not well researched. In a fiery statement made by the company officials, Apple clearly mentions that there were a few targeted devices but they affected very few websites.
“First, the sophisticated attack was narrowly focused, not a broad-based exploit of iPhones “en masse” as described. The attack affected fewer than a dozen websites that focus on content related to the Uighur community. Regardless of the scale of the attack, we take the safety and security of all users extremely seriously,” notes the company.
Apple further mentions that Google’s claims about bugs in iOS that existed for two years is absolute false and that they only existed for a period of two months. The company also provided us with the knowledge that they were already working on patches and bug fixes with the iOS security issue in their security centres, thus claiming that Google was not the first one to know about these bugs.
“Second, all evidence indicates that these website attacks were only operational for a brief period, roughly two months, not “two years” as Google implies. We fixed the vulnerabilities in question in February — working extremely quickly to resolve the issue just 10 days after we learned about it. When Google approached us, we were already in the process of fixing the exploited bugs,” reads the official statement put up on Apple’s website.
The verdict remains with the audience, Apple called out Google regarding false claims and also failed to mention to its users, when they learned about the hacking campaign putting the Ulghur community at great risk.
Source – Apple.com