A group of hackers were able to develop a sophisticated form of Apple iPhone Spyware that exploits some unknown issues in Apple’s iOS.
The spyware, named Pegasus, secretly jailbreaks the target’s iPhone and then searches the phones resources. It is sent via a single text message which has a link that will jailbreak the phone. It is able to copy text messages, call history, and contacts, just to name a few. It is also able to activate the phone’s camera and microphone.
If you think you are safe from the spyware by using encrypted messaging apps, think again. The spyware, and most other spyware and malware in the market; can act as keyloggers. This enables the logging of any keystrokes on the phone. Read more here.
If you are in business and deal with sensitive information and clients, it is recommended to look into a communications upgrade to include encryption on mobile devices. For more information on how we can help your organisation transition to secure communications, contact NSI today.