If you thought that everything was nice and Sunny on the Mac Scene then you are mistaken. The operating system recently reported a hack attempt was made on the iPhone of Human Rights activist, Ahmed Mansoor. Both the OS X and the Safari browser immediately received updates after that by Apple. They tried my level best to close all the open in that were causing attackers to gain easy access to the operating system and consequently make wrong use of user and not just this, there were also cases of identity theft possibilities connected to this attack. Although none of the identity theft actually took place, Apple is more than careful about not having any such issues to clean up right now.
Mac users founder themselves immediately reading notices from Apple to encourage them to take the update. This update was launched immediately after iPhones received the search against the vulnerability. The digital rights group, citizen lab and the security software company called lookout have been given the credit of finding out the cause of the vulnerability and providing a proper resolution. They were also the ones who have been able to fix the problems with iOS as well.
Reports have claimed that the vulnerability was created by and is really surveillance company called the NSO group who were responsible for providing Mansoor with the link to install the Malware to suspicious text messages. Mansoor however refrained from installing any software and immediately reported all these functions to apple and immediate action was taken. The main motive behind sending Mansoor these links were to have the Malware trace his whereabouts and report his daily activities so that they could be an action taken against him.
As of now it is advisable that if you have a Mac or an iPhone, you must immediately take an update that is provided by apple to you. Also refrain from using any suspiciously or software on your device as you never know that it could come with Malware that can transmit all your personal data over the web.