Apple CEO Tim Cook flew to Beijing and met with Chinese vice premier Ma Kai today to discuss user privacy following reports that the Chinese government had been behind a phishing attack on iCloud users in China.
According to Xinhuanet, the two men ‘exchanged views on protection of users’ information during their meeting in Zhongnanhai, the central authority’s seat.’
‘They also exchanged views on strengthening cooperation in information and communication fields,’ it added. Apple confirmed yesterday that there had been an attempt to steal user data by using a webpage designed to look like the iCloud log in form. It didn’t say who it thought was behind the attack.