New Malware Targets iOS Devices, Hits Third-Party App Users
WireLurker gets aboard iOS phones and tablets through third-party app downloads. It appears to have access to all user information stored on a phone.By Evan Thomas | November 6, 2014
Security company Palo Alto Networks reports a piece of malware is targeting Apple devices in China.
The malware is called WireLurker, and in six months, it infected more than 400 OS X applications. Palo Alto Networks says those infected apps have racked up more than 350,000 downloads through a third-party app store in China.
"The viruses can then get transferred from infected Macs onto iPhones through USB connector cables. Palo Alto Networks thinks the attackers were Chinese and says most of the users were hit in China thus far." (Video via CNBC)