A recently exposed malware campaign that used watering-hole attacks to target iPhone users for more than two years was reportedly part of an effort to track Uyghur Muslims based in China's Xinjiang state.

The campaign was actually broader than originally thought, and attempted to infect Android and Microsoft Windows devices as well, reports are also stating.

Citing sources with knowledge of the matter, TechCrunch this past weekend reported the campaign is the work of a state actor -- most likely the Chinese government, which for years has sought to keep close tabs on its Uyghur minority group.

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