Many iOS programs and applications on the App store have been infected with a malware called XcodeGhost. The malware spreads via the Xcode compiler used in Apple’s technology.
With the report by 9to5Mac taking the world by storm with information about how over a hundred applications on the App store were infected by malware, fresh reports claim that builds of Angry Birds 2 have been infected by the malware as well. Communication manager of Rovio Joseph Knowles told AppAdvice that only the Chinese build of the application has been affected.
He said that:
Rovio confirm that their application Angry Birds 2 is among the applications affected by the XcodeGhost [...]
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 [...]