On the iPhone Alert controversy, BJP said, Apple has to explain it.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday said Apple must provide an explanation on the ‘state-sponsored attacker’ alert sent to the iPhones of many people, including some opposition leaders. The party termed the allegations leveled against the government in this regard as ‘baseless and false’. Addressing reporters at the party headquarters, senior BJP leader and former Union Information and Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that instead of accusing the government, these leaders should take up the matter with Apple and register an FIR. . However, citing his experience, he claimed that no telephone company does such a thing and the first emergency response team goes to CERT-In to look into the matter.

Several opposition leaders on Tuesday claimed to have received messages from Apple, warning them that government-sponsored hackers had allegedly tried to compromise their iPhones. He also shared screenshots on social media to support this claim. When asked about the allegations of the opposition leaders, Prasad hit back and said that it is Apple’s job to explain it. If they have any problem, they should file an FIR. Who is stopping them?” He referred to the controversy over the alleged use of Pegasus malware to hack the phones of some people, including opposition leaders, and said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was the Supreme Court-appointed committee to look into the matter. I have joined. He refused to give his iPhone in front.

Shiv Sena (UBT) MP Priyanka Chaturvedi, Trinamool Congress’ Mahva Moitra, Aam Aadmi Party’s Raghav Chadha, Congress’ Shashi Tharoor and their party’s media and publicity department head Pawan Khera shared Apple’s message on X . Attacking the opposition leaders, BJP’s IT department chief Amit Malviya quoted the company’s statement and said that Rahul Gandhi has made a complete joke of himself on the issue. Gandhi had earlier claimed that people in his office and several party and opposition leaders, some of whom had posted messages on ‘X’, had been sent warnings by Apple that their phones were state-sponsored. Attackers have targeted. As soon as the Adani problem arises, detectives and investigative agencies are deployed to distract people.

Apple issued a statement within minutes of Gandhi making fun of him, Malaviya said. “What motivates them to support stories sponsored by foreign agencies? Soros? Last time he didn’t submit his phone for testing either. Why waste national time making frivolous allegations?” ?

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