Apple products attacked by Chinese malware

(AGI) Palo Alto (California), Nov 6 - Apple has again beentargeted by hackers. Following a previous breach in iCloud, thedata storage system, Chinese hackers have succeeded indeveloping malware that can affect Macs and iPhones.Californian company Palo Alto Networks has discovered theWireLurker malware programmed to infect Apple computers andthat can infect iPhones and iPads, when connected with the USBcable, said Ryan Olson, director of intelligence informatics atPalo Alto Networks. The virus, according to experts, comes fromMac OS X applications offered on a Chinese third-partyapplication store and has mainly infected Chinese users.

(AGI) Palo Alto (California), Nov 6 - Apple has again beentargeted by hackers. Following a previous breach in iCloud, thedata storage system, Chinese hackers have succeeded indeveloping malware that can affect Macs and iPhones.Californian company Palo Alto Networks has discovered theWireLurker malware programmed to infect Apple computers andthat can infect iPhones and iPads, when connected with the USBcable, said Ryan Olson, director of intelligence informatics atPalo Alto Networks. The virus, according to experts, comes fromMac OS X applications offered on a Chinese third-partyapplication store and has mainly infected Chinese users. Some400 apps have been downloaded over 350,000 times. "This malwareis under active development and its creator's ultimate goal isnot yet clear", said the information security company. Themalware has taken "a variety of information" from the iPhoneand iPad, which in particular would enable them to get hold ofthe phone book data and messages, but even more worrying, theApple ID to gain access to all the data stored on yoursmartphone and your computer, and iCloud. The computer securitycompany said it had warned Apple a couple of weeks ago and thatthis is the first time it has seen an attack of this kind.(AGI) .