There have been a number of reports over the last few days that the NSA were able to capture live data from compromised iPhones.
The data that the NSA were allegedly able to capture included live camera data, live GPS data, location data and more, Apple has now issued a statement on the matter which you can see below.
Apple has never worked with the NSA to create a backdoor in any of our products, including iPhone. Additionally, we have been unaware of this alleged NSA program targeting our products. We care deeply about our customers’ privacy and security. Our team is continuously working to make our products even more secure, and we make it easy for customers to keep their software up to date with the latest advancements. Whenever we hear about attempts to undermine Apple’s industry-leading security, we thoroughly investigate and take appropriate steps to protect our customers. We will continue to use our resources to stay ahead of malicious hackers and defend our customers from security attacks, regardless of who’s behind them.
According to a recent report, the NSA were capable of installing software onto iPhones that would provide them with access to user data and other information.