A new family of Malware has been discovered, and it’s targeting Apple products.
A bug has been created by researchers called ‘Wirelurker’, about which the company believes that it could have already infected hundreds of thousands of users.
The company just shows that ‘Wirelurker’ can be used to compromise an iOS device, rather than anything specifically that it does. However, this is the first serious malware threat that has ever been seen on an iOS device.
The third party App Store for Mac called Maiyada is probably a source for Chinese software through which the malware is being spread.
It is pertinent to mention here that once the computer is infected through downloaded software from the store, Wirelurker then spreads onto iOS devices that are connected over USB to the computer.
At this stage, Palo Alto Network guided users to avoid downloading any software for their Mac from third-party app stores. Additionally, non officials USB charges connecters are also prohibited diring this time.
In a statement Apple said, we are aware of malicious softwares that can bring a number of viruses in iOs devices.
Apple now requires all third party cables that use the iPad or iPhone’s lightning port to have a chip inside that verifies them as being Apple approved.