Experts found out a new way which is pretty accessible for hackers. The experts of Silicon Valley security claimed that this new method can easily damage Apple devices.
The Palo Alto Network, the American security company stated that the new malware program can effortlessly target OS X and iOS devices. The firm called this malware “Wirelurker”
Wirelurker can install third party applications without the requirement of jailbreak. The chief purpose of this malicious software is to steal personal information and damage Apple’s products. It can gather significant information such as iMessages and contacts from all of Apple’s devices.
Moreover, the company informed that the malware can attack the major iOS devices like iPhone and iPad with the help of USB connection.
Thus far, Wirelurker targeted approximately 400 applications of Apple’s Mac OS X operating system. The malware infected the products through the Maiyadi App Store. This app store is a third party Mac application store in China.
According to the reports, the malicious software attacked around 467 applications that were downloaded more than 356,104 times.
It is certainly the biggest malware attack in the history of Apple. The malware program is specially designed for the people of China. Fortunately, the computer engineers can easily subvert this malware.
Ryan Olson, director of Palo Alto stated that it is one of the weirdest malware they have ever come across. This new method indicates that hackers are way more advanced than the best mobile platforms.