Snoopgate: How to tell if your phone’s hacked


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The government has asked Apple to join its investigation into allegations that the iPhones of some opposition leaders and journalists could have been compromised by “state-sponsored" hackers. Is your phone hacked? What can you do about it? What is a state-sponsored attack? State-sponsored cyberattacks typically involve hackers from a specific country targeting government websites or critical infrastructure like power grids. Think Chinese or Pakistani attacks on India. So when several opposition leaders and journalists received iPhone alerts on Tuesday, warning them of ‘state-sponsored’ privacy attacks, they were rattled. While the Indian government has urged Apple to help with the investigation,...