Monday, September 21, 2015

39 iOS Apps Infected, Including WeChat, Affecting Hundreds of Millions of Users

Malware XcodeGhost Infects 39 iOS Apps, Including WeChat, Affecting Hundreds of Millions of Users

Yesterday we posted an analysis report on a novel malware XcodeGhost that modifies Xcode IDE to infect Apple iOS apps. In the report, we mentioned that at least two popular iOS apps were infected. We now believe many more popular iOS apps have been infected, including WeChat, one of the most popular IM applications in the world.

After we posted the report, some security companies like Qihoo 360 scanned popular apps in App Store by code analysis; and some iOS developers analyzed some more apps using crowd-sourcing techniques. Several Internet companies such as Tencent, NetEase, and Jianshu, have made statements on their respective affected products. Read more:

If you are concerned your smartphone or mobile device is infected with viruses, spyware, Trojans, malware and other malicious payloads, contact ComSec for Cellular Forensics Services:

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