Apple stated Thursday it has discovered “no proof” a glitch in its email app for iPhones and iPads has been used against customers, and that it believes the flaw does “not pose an immediate threat to our users.”
San Francisco-based cybersecurity agency ZecOps Wednesday detailed a flaw that it said could have left over half a billion iPhones vulnerable to hackers.
Zuk Avraham, ZecOps’ chief executive, said he discovered proof the glitch was exploited in at least six cybersecurity break-ins.
Avraham stated he discovered evidence that an attacker was profiting from the vulnerability as far back as January 2018, but that he couldn’t determine who the hackers were.
Apple Wednesday admitted the vulnerability existed in its software for email on iPhones and iPads, known as the Mail app, and stated the corporate had developed a fixture that will be launched in a forthcoming update to millions of units it has sold around the world.
On Thursday, Apple disputed Avraham’s evidence that the hack had been used against customers.
In response to Apple’s assertion, ZecOps stated it discovered proof of related hacks against “just a few organizations” and that it would share extra technical information as soon as Apple released its software program update to the public.