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Apple alert: Mahua Moitra to write to Lok Sabha speaker to protect Opposition MPs

Besides Moitra, several other Opposition leaders such as Shiv Sena (UBT) MP Priyanka Chaturvedi, Aam Aadmi Party's Raghav Chadha, Congress' Shashi Tharoor and his party's media and publicity department head Pawan Khera reported receiving messages from Apple on Tuesday

PTI Calcutta Published 31.10.23, 02:50 PM
Mahua Moitra.

Mahua Moitra. File picture

TMC MP Mahua Moitra on Tuesday said she will be writing to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla requesting him to follow Raj Dharma to protect opposition MPs over the purported warning by Apple of “state-sponsored attackers trying to remotely compromise" her iPhone.

She also urged Birla to summon the Union Home Ministry officials over the issue.

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In a post on X, Moitra said, "Writing officially to @loksabhaspeaker @ombirlakota requesting he follow RajDharma to protect Opposition MPs & summon @HMOIndia officials ASAP on our phones/email being hacked. Privileges Committee needs to take this up. @AshwiniVaishnaw this is a real breach you need to worry about." She also compared the situation to the Emergency period experienced by the country in 1975.

Besides Moitra, several other Opposition leaders such as Shiv Sena (UBT) MP Priyanka Chaturvedi, Aam Aadmi Party's Raghav Chadha, Congress' Shashi Tharoor and his party's media and publicity department head Pawan Khera reported receiving messages from Apple on Tuesday, cautioning them about "state-sponsored attackers attempting remote compromises" on their iPhones.

They subsequently shared screenshots of these warnings on their social media platforms.

When contacted by PTI, Apple did not issue an immediate response regarding the matter.

Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by The Telegraph Online staff and has been published from a syndicated feed.

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