Tech giant Apple issuing a security update following the discovery of iPhone spyware.

FOX's Gurnal Scott reports: 

Apple says it was what it calls "espionage software" originating in Israel that prompted the update. The spyware is said to target flaws in the operating system that allows remote access to iPhone handsets with as little as a tap of a finger.

Apple says it worked quickly to fix the access issue, but credits the activist in the United Arab Emirates for alerting them to the defect which could have gone unchecked.

The security breach has even had an affect beyond the technology with Apple stock shares trending lower as a result.

Gurnal Scott, FOX News. 

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