iPhone Exploits Developed at Chinese Hacking Competition Used Against Uyghur People
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A chain of exploits called Chaos that allows hackers to take control over even the most up-to-date iPhones was developed by a Qihoo 360 researcher Qixun Zhao for the inaugural Tianfu Cup hacking competition in China.
Google researchers and Apple have confirmed that Chaos has been used in the relentless and sophisticated hacking against China’s persecuted Muslim Uyghur people. U.S. government surveillance independently spotted the Chaos exploit being used against Uyghurs and informed Apple, which subsequently issued a fix. (Patrick Howell O’Neill / MIT Tech Review)
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