Hacking Tool Can Break Into iPhones, Extract App Info and iCloud Data

Apple devices are once again targeted by a hacking solution developed by an Israeli company, but this time it looks like the spyware can even extract user data stored in iCloud.

Most hacking tools aimed at iPhones have until now been focusing on data stored on the device, without capabilities to connect to iCloud and download the files located there.

A report published by FT reveals that the hacking software is called Pegasus and is developed by Israeli firm NSO Group. It’s believed to be sold only to governments to help with criminal investigations, but as usual, there are worries that others could get their hands on it as well.

The application uses a system similar to a man-in-the-middle attack, basically trying to trick iCloud that it’s the device itself that’s trying to access stored data. It can clone authentication tokens that iPhones used to access iCloud and then load files, prov… (read more)

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