Apple has said it is aware of attempted attacks on its iCloud data storage service, following reports that Chinese hackers were attempting to access iOS users’ phones.
It is thought that hackers, reportedly working for the Chinese state, were telling networks to use fake trust certificates in order to gain access to messages, contact details and other personal information.
In a statement, Apple said, “We're aware of intermittent organized [sic] network attacks using insecure certificates to obtain user information, and we take this very seriously.
“These attacks don't compromise iCloud servers, and they don't impact iCloud sign in on iOS devices or Macs running OS X Yosemite using the Safari browser.”
Apple has also issued a series of iCloud security instructions for any users concerned that they may have been victims of an attack.
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were released in China last weekend, with more than 100 million people in the People’s Republic believed to be iPhone users.