Apple iPhones are vulnerable to email hackers says a Cybersecurity startup from San Francisco named ZecOps. The firm confirmed that a few Apple iPhone customers were targeted by cyber-attacks via emails in summer last year where hackers were found triggering hacks leveraging unknown vulnerabilities.
A source from Apple Inc confirmed the susceptibility and assured that a security patch will be issued to the email vulnerability in the upcoming release of Apple’s iOS 13.
Releasing a statement to Motherboard, Zuk Avraham, the founder of ZecOps confirmed that the flaw can be exploited using the iPhone’s Default Mail app and said that hackers might use it against VIPs, executives across multiple industries and owners running Fortune 500 companies as all these tech geeks are fond of Apple devices.
What’s interesting in this whole attack saga is that the hackers tried to cover their attack tracks by deleting the emails which triggered the hack via Zero- Click definition.
Note 1- a Zero Click definition is a kind of cyber attack that can be launched by a hacker on any target connected to the internet without the need for any prior interaction.
Note 2- Apple iOS 13 is the next-generation operating system that will be functioning on iPhone, iPod Touch, and HomePod lines. It will be a successor to iOS 12 and is already running as a Beta version since Sept 19th,2020. But some speculations are ripe on certain tech forums that the new OS is draining the battery, and is offering call drop issue to users along with dysfunction of ringtones feature.
Note 3- Apple iPhones 6s, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE, iPod Touch 7th Generation and Apple Home Pod are currently the list of devices which are set to get the iOS 13 update.