Researchers from cybersecurity company Palo Alto Networks published analyst called « New virus WireLurker: a new era of malicious systems for iOS and OS X», which refers to the new virus WireLurker threat and its distribution among the Apple-devices. History began in China in the store with illegal applications Maiyadi App Store. Almost all of the applications in it were infected, even such popular toys as Sims 3, Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 and Angry Birds. According to specialists, the virus has been downloaded more than 356,000 times in the past six months, as it became known. Speak accurately about the number of affected Apple devices is not yet possible. For the first time the virus has learned about June 1, 2014, when one of the developers of the Chinese company Tencent Kew Chao found on your Mac and iPhone suspicious processes.
New virus WireLurker struck Apple devices
The virus has already named the most ambitious of all that ever hit the device company. This is the second “worm”, which is able to infect computers with iOS devices on OS X via cable USB. That is, after the defeat of the computer running OS X, the virus monitors connect mobile devices via USB. Finding a tablet or smartphone, the virus establishes a previously downloaded or automatically generated by the application. And it does not matter, you have a jailbroken device or not. New virus WireLurker sign their applications with forged certificates to other companies for masking and requires confirmation from the owner started. But apparently it does not look suspiciously like a legal version of the application.
According to experts, the virus can steal anything, including payment data. He regularly receives instructions from a central server hackers, can independently update. At this point, no one is willing to say the goal of creating new virus WireLurker and write that in many of his works are now similar to the “run”. The virus can be installed on your device third-party applications to generate new programs infected by replacing the binary control iOS, loads the database of contacts and SMS messages to a remote server, or throws them off by pressing the Home, the application resets the browser Safari. New virus WireLurker can work invisibly to the user uses encryption and obfuscation of code to deal with the help of reverse engineering methods.
From what experts recommend that your phone does not become a victim of the most ambitious and poorly-studied virus, which is in the process of development and “lovingly polished” developers need to allow the installation of applications from the AppleStore and only from established developers and not to download applications from third-party stores. Avoid connecting to untrusted computers. Full list of tips can be found in the report. In comments TechCrunch company representatives reported that they blocked the infected applications, the full text of the comment can be read here.
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