Friday, November 07, 2014

WireLurker, Apple OS X And iOS Malware Detected.

WireLurker, Apple OS X And iOS Malware

Palo Alto Networks Researcher Claud Xiao recently discovered a new family of Apple OS X and iOS malware "WireLurker." WireLurker is able to invade even non-jailbroken iOS devices through trojanized and repackaged OS X applications. What is worse is that it can infect installed iOS applications similar to how a traditional virus, It is first of it's kind in iOS world..
Unit 42 of the Palo Alto Networks threat intelligence team, who detected the threat has published a paper on the malware as well as recommendations for preventing and mitigating WireLurker and similar iOS and OS X malware threats. They also published a tool to detect the WireLurker malware family on OS X:
The paper is here.
The threat mainly attacked customers in China and mean while Apple is taking steps, the Wall Street Journal reports.;
“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. As always, we recommend that users download and install software from trusted sources,”


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