Apple has removed over 250 applications from its App Store after the discovery of a third-party advertising software development kit (SDK) that actively gathered users’ personal and device data.
Security research firm SourceDNA’s discovery of hundreds of applications in the iOS store that were siphoning user’s information such as email addresses and more — in a direct violation of Apple’s policies – has resulted in Apple removing the applications from the App Store.
This is the second major malware breakout affecting the App Store despite its supremely careful vetting process after the recent incident with XcodeGhost.
Speaking to ArsTechnica, Nate Lawson, [...]
Security researchers have discovered that the malicious app campaign plaguing Apple’s App Store is far worse than initially thought, with over 4000 App store applications affected by the XcodeGhost malware.
It was less than a week ago when Apple suffered its first major malware attack targeting its App Store. At the time, it was believed that 39 applications were infected with malware. However, security researchers at FireEye have now detected more than 4,000 infected applications in the App Store.
The original estimate of 39 infected applications was detailed in a report by Palo Alto Networks. Despite the relatively small number, millions of users were vulnerable due [...]