Technology Apple won't pay bug bounty to Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab

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Apple declined to issue a bug bounty to the Russian cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab after it disclosed four zero-day vulnerabilities in iPhone software that were allegedly used to spy on Kaspersky employees as well as Russian diplomats.

A spokesperson for Kaspersky Lab told Recorded Future News that the company’s research team considered their work “eligible for Bug Bounty rewards from Apple. However, when asked about it, we received a decline from the Apple Security team referring to the dedicated policy.”

Apple did not provide a comment when contacted by Recorded Future News. Bug bounties are a common way for companies to encourage researchers to disclose vulnerabilities to them instead of monetizing them by selling them to malicious actors that might exploit them.
 

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Nice read! This is definitely something. US Government using Apple to spy on Kaspersky employees and russian politicians. This things never let me sleep at night, since there is no possible evidence to convince you of these moves, but on the other hand you know it's probably true lol
 

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Nice read! This is definitely something. US Government using Apple to spy on Kaspersky employees and russian politicians. This things never let me sleep at night, since there is no possible evidence to convince you of these moves, but on the other hand you know it's probably true lol
Oh thanks for finding the bug that we used to spy on you! Sorry there is no payment for that! 🤣

I would not lose sleep over these things it's something that will never end any time soon in the world we all live in.

It's that old saying power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely!
 

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