CERT-In has started its probe into the Apple threat notification issue raised by opposition MPs, and a notice has been sent to the company, IT Secretary S Krishnan said on Thursday.
He hoped that Apple would cooperate with the investigation by CERT-In on the issue.
”CERT-In has started its probe… They (Apple) will cooperate in this probe,” Krishnan told reporters on the sidelines of an event related to the Meity-NSF research collaboration.
The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team or CERT-In, is the national nodal agency for responding to computer security incidents as and when they occur.
Asked if a notice had been sent to Apple, the IT secretary answered in the affirmative.
Several opposition leaders on Tuesday claimed they had received an alert from Apple warning them of ”state-sponsored attackers trying to remotely compromise” their iPhones and alleged hacking by the government, a charge IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw rejected but assured a thorough probe.
Those who received such notifications included Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge, party leaders Shashi Tharoor, Pawan Khera, K C Venugopal, Supriya Shrinate, T S Singhdeo and Bhupinder S Hooda; Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury and SP chief Akhilesh Yadav.