Apple pulled support for its group calling feature in FaceTime late Monday, after it was reported that the feature could be exploited to eavesdrop on people without their consent. A teenager reportedly discovered the bug a week earlier while playing Fortnite with his friends, and his mother unsuccessfully tried to report it to Apple.
Now, New York Attorney General Letitia James and Governor Andrew Cuomo are saying the company didn’t react to the issue fast enough.
“This FaceTime breach is a serious threat to the security and privacy of the millions of New Yorkers who have put their trust in Apple and its products over the years. My office will be conducting a thorough investigation into Apple’s response to the situation, and will evaluate the company’s actions in relation to the laws set forth by the State of New York,” James said in a statement.
Investigators are also requesting that people affected by the bug report their experiences to the state’s Division of Consumer Protection.
Apple didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.