Apple said that they didn’t found any evidence of cyber-attackers who are exploiting the susceptibility in the Mail app of iPhone and iPad. The software is used by hundreds of millions of people around the world.
The US company is resisting the response by cybersecurity company ZecOps Inc. They said that software defects might allow hackers to access iPhones and other iOS devices for more than a year. Apple launched an investigation and said that the mail issues are not enough that it allows the cyber-attackers to bypass built-in security. They further said that they would roll the fix soon.
The Cupertino company of California said that they get the information, and based on that, they did the investigation properly. And the result is that this kind of issue doesn’t do an immediate risk to their users. The company further added that the researcher recognized three issues in the Mail app, but they are not enough to bypass iPhone and iPad security protections. Hence, they didn’t get any evidence that is used against the customers.
On Wednesday, ZecOps said that the susceptibility could be used when a specially designed email is opened on the app by an iPhone or an iPad. The company said in a report that the mistakes may be used in attacks that are conducted by an advanced threat operator. ZecOps said that the victims are individuals from a Fortune 500 organization in North America and an executive from a carrier in Japan, and a journalist in Europe.
According to ZecOps, the susceptibility may be destroyed by the attackers from January 2018. The bugs disclosed publicly when Apple issued a beta update. ZecOps predicted that the attackers would like to use the time till a patch is available to attack the many other devices as possible.