Apple devices under malware attack: iPhones, iPads and Macs hit by WireLurker virus that steals personal information
Palo Alto Networks , A cyber security company has named the malware WireLurker and said it monitors devices connected by a USB cable to an infected computer and installs malicious applications onto the device.
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Dubbed WireLurker targets both Mac computers as well as phones and tablets running iOS when connected using a USB cable.
After it has infected the Mac, when a mobile device is connected to the infected computer the virus spreads and installs malicious apps.
Hmm , it sound funny, the Malware also steals a lot of information from mobile devices, but according to Palo Alto Networks , the goal of its creator isn’t clear yet.
Meanwhile, A Top researcher Claud Xiao believe that this malware heralds a new era in attacking Apple’s desktop and mobile platforms in china.
Ryan Olson ,Palo Alto Networks Intelligence Director explained that The malware which was originated by from a Chinese third-party apps store called Maiyadi, have affect only chinese Users.The malware is “unlike anything we’ve ever seen” in terms of malware that hits Apple’s iOS and OS X systems.
According to the official statement by Apple
“We have blocked the offended apps, and urged people to only download apps from its official store.
‘We are aware of malicious software available from a download site aimed at users in China, and we’ve blocked the identified apps to prevent them from launching…
With my little research on these , Dubbed WireLurker, a very Strong malware have the potential to spread to other regions, and other stores…