Are iPhone users at risk from a serious malware attack? The not-so-smart-as-you-might-think geniuses at Boy Genius Report think so.
Researchers at the Palo Alto Networks discovered the program, called WireLurker, which can be used for many purposes including spying silently on users. It seems to already have affected hundreds of thousands of users in Asia.
I’m scared already.
The point of entry seems to be OS X computers, with researchers having found 467 malware OS X applications in the unofficial Maiyadi App Store in China that were downloaded more than 356,000 times in the past six months in the region.
So, download software from a non-Apple app store in China and what do you get? Malware. What a shocker.