A number of malicious websites used to hack into iPhones over a two-year period were targeting Uyghur Muslims, TechCrunch has learned.
Sources familiar with the matter said the websites were part of a state-backed attack — likely China — designed to target the Uyghur community in the country’s Xinjiang state.
It’s part of the latest effort by the Chinese government to crack down on the minority Muslim community in recent history.
When this story first broke, like many of you, I wanted to know the motives behind the attacks as well as what websites were infected. Now we may have an idea. And for those of you who have smug Android using friends shoving this in your face, point them to, “iPhone Hackers Caught By Google Also Targeted Android And Microsoft Windows.”