A dated yet eye opening NSA document was leaked by German magazine Der Spiegel. The document stated the NSA created a back-door program to access commercial devices and websites.
The 2008 document stated that Apple was apart of the NSA program “DROPOUTJEEP.” The alleged program implanted by the agency’s elite hackers allowed access to iPhone data, activate the phone’s microphone or camera, intercept text messages or narrow down a user’s location using cell towers.
Apple has denied working to assist with the installation of spyware on their products. In a statement issued this week, the company said: “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.”
An individual close to the matter said recent Apple products and software starting from the iPhone 5 and iOS 7 were not attacked by the NSA backdoor.
Besides Apple the document detailed about other companies that were effected by the backdoor program such as Cisco Systems Inc., Juniper Networks Inc. along with others.