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Apple sues Banco Santander and Corellium for using a program to hack iPhone

2020-02-24T18:40:05.576Z

Apple has taken to the courts Santander and Corellium, a startup owned by billionaire L3Harris Technologies specializing in intelligence and cybersecurity that h



Apple has taken Santander and Corellium to the courts , a startup owned by billionaire L3Harris Technologies specializing in intelligence and cybersecurity that has developed a technology that simulates virtual versions of the iPhone .

The apple company has sent two citations to both companies with the aim of obtaining internal information from both companies, according to a Forbes exclusive.

With Corellium developments at the center of the controversy, Apple demands from Azimuth Security (another subsidiary of L3Harries Technologies) and Santander the content of its communications with Corellium, the details on how they use the virtualization technology of the iPhone , all its internal communication about the use of this technology, the contracts related to this technology and the information they have about Corellium co-founder Chris Wade.

Apple uses security as one of the hallmarks when it comes to marketing its terminals and a technology like Corellium, which allows you to virtually recreate an iPhone, could present a security problem and a risk to your intellectual property .

That Azimuth Security is the subject of Apple's demand is not strange. It is a company specialized in looking for vulnerabilities in the iPhone to take advantage of them as a double-edged sword: in the face of hacking and to secure the phones.

However, that Santander is in the objective of Apple, specifically its British subsidiary, is strange and the giant of Silicon Valley suspects that the bank has used Corellium technology .

A suspicion based on a Twitter thread by Daniel Cuthbert, head of Cybersecurity at the British subsidiary of Santander in which he praised Corellium and criticized an earlier Apple lawsuit against the computer security company.

"I'm simply going to say this: Corellium is made up of people who obviously belong to other planets because there is no way this is done by humans. Alien technology is more than welcome and I thank our new lords. This is magic and everything will change, "Chuthbert said in his tweet.

Apple's citation against Santander specifically mentions Cuthbert and relates him to the "use and advice of Corellium's product on Apple."

According to Forbes, the relationship between Corellium and Santander was limited to a free trial version .

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