Some new malware that can affect jailbroken iPhones has been discovered and it has apparently stolen the login details of around 225,000 Apple accounts.
The malware is called KeyRaider and it was discovered by security researchers from Palo Alto Networks, you can see what they had to say about the malware below.
KeyRaider has successfully stolen over 225,000 valid Apple accounts and thousands of certificates, private keys, and purchasing receipts. The malware uploads stolen data to its command and control (C2) server, which itself contains vulnerabilities that expose user information.
The purpose of this attack was to make it possible for users of two iOS jailbreak tweaks to download applications from the official App Store and make in-app purchases without actually paying. Jailbreak tweaks are software packages that allow users to perform actions that aren’t typically possible on iOS.
These two tweaks will hijack app purchase requests, download stolen accounts or purchase receipts from the C2 server, then emulate the iTunes protocol to log in to Apple’s server and purchase apps or other items requested by users. The tweaks have been downloaded over 20,000 times, which suggests around 20,000 users are abusing the 225,000 stolen credentials.
You can find out more details about the KeyRaider malware at the link below, this only affects jailbroken iPhones.Filed Under: Apple, Apple iPhone, Top News