Apple accuses Modi of hacking phones of opposition leaders

The tech giant said the Indian state was spying on journalists and other leaders of the opposition.

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Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi

NEW DELHI: Apple has warned Indian opposition leaders that the Indian government was hacking their phones.

The tech giant said the Indian state was spying on journalists and other leaders of the opposition by hacking into their devices. 

Apple sends messages

Apple has sent personal messages to a number of journalists and opposition leaders about the state-sponsored effort of spying.

“If your device is compromised by a state-sponsored attacker, they may be able to remotely access your sensitive data,” the message said.

Who received the messages?

Apple sent its messages to several political figures, including Mahua Moitra, Asaduddin Owaisi, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, Sitaram Yechury, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, Raghav Chadha, and MP Priyanka Chaturvedi.

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