Security researchers at Google say they’ve found a number of malicious websites which, when visited, could quietly hack into a victim’s iPhone by exploiting a set of previously undisclosed software flaws.
The researchers found five separate operating networks involving 12 separate security vulnerabilities, including seven mixed safari, internet browser and the built-in iPhone. The five individual attack networks allowed an attacker to access, the highest level of access and permission to the iPhone.
In this operation, an attacker could access the full range of device attributes that are usually prohibited by the user. This means that the attacker could silently install malicious applications to spy on an iPhone without their knowledge or consent.
Google said based on their analysis, vulnerabilities were used to steal the images of user and messages as well as track their location in real time.