Security researchers ZecOps have highlighted a serious flaw in the iPhone’s native iOS Mail app, making it vulnerable to hackers.
The flaw is extremely valuable to a variety of bad actors, according to ZecOps who said: “These vulnerabilities are widely exploited in the wild in targeted attacks by an advanced threat operator.”
ZecOps said there were at least six suspected high-profile targets of the exploit. They include an executive from a mobile carrier in Japan and people from a Fortune 500 company in the US. The researchers, who have declined to name the victims for privacy reasons, also said they could not obtain the malicious code as the hackers remotely deleted the email messages.