Report: Former U.S. Government Operatives Helped UAE Hack iPhones


Former U.S. government intelligence operatives reportedly helped the United Arab Emirates hack into the iPhones of “rival foreign leaders,” diplomats, and others — even gaining access to “compromising” sexual photos of targets according to a report by Reuters.

According to Reuters, the team of “former U.S. government intelligence operatives working for the United Arab Emirates hacked into the iPhones of activists, diplomats and rival foreign leaders with the help of a sophisticated spying tool called Karma, in a campaign that shows how potent cyber-weapons are proliferating beyond the world’s superpowers and into the hands of smaller nations.”

Reuters reported that the tool allowed the UAE “to monitor hundreds of targets beginning in 2016, from the Emir of Qatar and a senior Turkish official to a Nobel Peace laureate human-rights activist in Yemen, according to five former operatives and program documents reviewed by Reuters.”  more

3 Comments on Report: Former U.S. Government Operatives Helped UAE Hack iPhones

  1. Would those be the same operatives who said it was impossible to hack terrorists’ phones without the help of phone manufacturers and providers?

  2. Don’t be fooled.
    Anything “done” with electronics
    can be “undone” with electronics.


Comments are closed.