Pegasus spyware has raised concerns about privacy violations and espionage across the world including India. On this matter, WhatsApp CEO Will Cathcart said that this is a warning about the security on the Internet that mobile phones should be made safe for all people. Catchcart asks Apple to work towards keeping its devices safe from malware threats.
Today @WhatsApp is taking a stand against the dangerous use of spyware. NSO Group claims they responsibly serve governments, but we found more than 100 human rights defenders and journalists targeted in an attack last May. This abuse must be stopped. https://t.co/iSMuwLa9yb
— Will Cathcart (@wcathcart) October 29, 2019
He also said that Apple users need not worry about security, as only a few thousand people’s information has been leaked. Cathcart told The Guardian that such cyber attacks have affected human rights defenders around the world. He further said that when one person’s phone is not secure, no one’s phone is secure.
Apple iPhone is most secure mobile phone in the market: Cathcart
According to Ivan Krstic, Apple’s head of security engineering, although the risk of a security breach exists, most of Apple’s devices are secure. Opposing cyber attacks on activists and journalists, he said such violations are too complex to be used to target identified people. Complimenting Apple for its security innovations, he emphasized that the iPhone is the most secure consumer mobile device on the market.
Krstic promised that Apple will continue to work to protect customers. For this, they will continue to add new security to their devices and data.