For iOS was discovered a new exploit, with the help of which China traced the Uyghurs

Specialists of the information security company Volexity discovered a new exploit for iOS called Insomnia. According to the researchers, the malware associated with the efforts of the Chinese authorities to trace the Muslim national minority, the Uyghurs, who live mainly in Xinjiang province. esearchers say that Insomnia works against iOS versions 12.3, 12.3.1 and 12.3.2. Moreover, Apple fixed the vulnerability in the heart of the exploit back in July 2019 by releasing iOS 12.4. The exploit was actively used against users in the period from January to March 2020. According to the company, it was downloaded to the devices of users who visited a number of Uyghur sites (in particular akademiye[.]Org). After infection, Insomnia provided root access to infected devices, …

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