Diagram: scope of what can be taken from an iPhone with malware "Trident". (from Motherboard)
Government Hackers Caught Using Unprecedented iPhone Spy Tool
Written by Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / August 25, 2016
The patch is ... part of iOS 9.3.5 update, which every iPhone user should download and install as soon as possible."
"We realized that we were looking at something that no one had ever seen in the wild before. Literally a click on a link to jailbreak an iPhone in one step,” Murray told Motherboard. “One of the most sophisticated pieces of cyber-espionage software we’ve ever seen."
"The researchers at Citizen Lab and Lookout reached out to Apple as soon as they found out about the zero-days, which they dubbed Trident. It took about 10 days for Apple to develop and release a patch.