XcodeGhost malware remains a threat to iOS users, according to FireEye, the Milpitas, Calif.-based cyber security firm. In a Tuesday blog posting, FireEye noted that the threat remains despite the fact that Apple removed apps from the App Store and released more security features. The malware, despite Apple’s quick response, has been modified and the threat persists. iOS users learned of the threat just over a month ago.
FireEye found that XcodeGhost has entered U.S. enterprises and presents a security risk. The malware’s botnet remains partially active, and a variant called XcodeGhost S has gone undetected.210 Enterprises Infected
FireEye monitored activity related to [...]
Earlier this week, a malware developer did something unexpected: turned over his code to the public. The unknown developer is presumably Chinese, given that his “ReadMe” file is written in Chinese. While Google translate was not exactly efficient at converting the Chinese to English, the overwhelming tone of the file is that of remorse and pleasantries.
First of all, I XcodeGhost event to bring confusion apologize. XcodeGhost from my own experiments, without any threatening behavior, as detailed in the source code.
The document goes on to outline the fact that XcodeGhost is not the kind of exploit which could be forced on developers. The hacker did acknowledge that he [...]
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 [...]