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A new dangerous virus for iOS has been discovered that steals data



The new hacking tool is called Predator, developed and sold by the little-known company Cytrox. Specialists found spyware on the iPhones of two Egyptian citizens – a fugitive politician and a news host. Politician Ayman Noor’s device was hacked by both Predator and NSO Group’s Pegasus. Presumably, each of the applications was operated by a different government client.

As noted in the report, Predator made its way to the victims’ iPhones through links sent via WhatsApp. They managed to infect iPhone models running iOS 14.6, which was the latest version of the software at the time.

Nur only suspected that his device had been compromised when he noticed that it was regularly warming up. Citizen Lab experts analyzed the device and viewed logs from his phone. Researchers believe the attacks came from the Egyptian government.

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