A new malware has been discovered which would potentially infect your iPhone or Mac, it was discovered by Palo Alto Networks, and it is called Wirelurker.
According to Palo Alto networks, the Wirelurker Malware infects Mac OS X applications, and over 467 applications infected with Wirelurker, were discovered on a third part Mac OS app store in China called Maiyadi.
Unit 42 has recently discovered a new family of Apple OSX and iOS malware, aptly named “WireLurker”. Characteristics of this malware family, including its ability to infect even non-jailbroken iOS devices through trojanized and repackaged OS X applications, suggest that it marks a new era in malware across Apple’s desktop and mobile platforms. Read the report for a detailed analysis of WireLurker and its potential impact, and get recommendations for preventing and mitigating WireLurker and similar iOS and OS X malware threats.
According to the researchers, the 467 infected applications that have been identified have been downloaded over 356,104 times, and could have infected thousands of users, you can find out more information at the link below.Filed Under: Apple, Technology News, Top News