Connecting to LinkedIn...

W1siziisijiwmtuvmdqvmtuvmdgvntqvmzgvnzi1l01ptlrbu0hfqkxpr19vtljftkrfukvex0lnqudfx3jlc2l6zwrfyw5kx3jlbmrlcmvklmpwzyjdlfsiccisinrodw1iiiwimtkymhgxmjuwiyjdxq

Blog

Researchers Find 4000 Malicious App Store Apps

23/09/2015 by

W1siziisijiwmtuvmdkvmjmvmtyvntgvntcvmty5l2fwcc1zdg9yzs5qcgcixsxbinailcj0ahvtyiisijywmhg0mdbcdtawm2uixv0

A malicious app campaign which infiltrated Apple’s App Store is far more extensive than at first thought, according to security researchers.

The original report from Palo Alto Networks five days ago claimed that 39 malicious apps had passed Apple’s strict vetting process to end up on its China App Store.

Even this small number was thought to potentially affect hundreds of millions of users as it included versions of popular software including messaging service WeChat.

However, FireEye said yesterday that the number of affected apps is actually closer to 4000.

The hackers managed to get malicious apps onto the App Store by producing a malicious version of Apple’s Xcode compiler software – XcodeGhost – which they promoted to developers via forums and the like.

The malware is said to steal user and device info and transmit it back to a C&C server. It was originally thought the attackers could then use the information to craft phishing attacks requesting iCloud passwords.

However, a new blog from Appthority suggests the author of this particular strain decided not to implement such “harmful behaviors.”

“The framework itself contains no code to display login prompts or alerts of any kind that could be used to phish credentials (the alert has no field for text input). The only way to launch a phishing attack using this framework would be to send the response to open a URL pointing to a malicious website,” Appthority said.

This article has been extracted from http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com, please click on this link to read the article in full http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/researchers-4000-malicious-apple/

Montash is a multi-award winning global technology recruitment business. Specialising in permanent and contract positions across mid-senior appointments across a wide range of industry sectors and IT functions, including:

ERP Recruitment, BI & Data Recruitment, Information Security Recruitment, Enterprise Architecture & Strategy Recruitment , Energy Technology Recruitment, Demand IT and Business Engagement Recruitment, Digital and E-commerce Recruitment, Leadership Talent, Infrastructure and Service Delivery Recruitment, Project and Programme Delivery Recruitment.

Montash is headquartered in Old Street, London, in the heart of the technology hub. Montash has completed assignments in over 30 countries and has appointed technical professionals from board level to senior and mid-management in permanent and contract roles. 

comments powered by Disqus

Social Stream

Latest News

W1siziisijiwmtcvmdevmjavmtavntyvmtkvnzgzl0nsts5qcgcixsxbinailcj0ahvtyiisijm4mhgxmdajil1d

Salesforce moves into Seattle with new engine...

2017-01-20 10:00:00 +0000

Salesforce, a world leader in customer relationship management (CRM) solutions, has revealed that it is to open an innovation and engineering hub in Seattle. In order to increase the firm’s presence in the city, Salesforce Co-Founder Parker Harris said that the office located in Bellevue’s Nine Two Nine Office Tower will focus on its artificial intelligence (AI) initiatives. One reason for the move is so that the firm can access a new pool of talent. Ta...

W1siziisijiwmtcvmdevmtgvmdkvmtqvmzmvmzk5l0vsuc5qcgcixsxbinailcj0ahvtyiisijm4mhgxmdajil1d

Sage bolsters X3 business ERP solution

2017-01-18 09:00:00 +0000

Sage, one of the global leaders in enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions, has revealed that it has signed up a trio of new clients to its X3 business solution. With the Salesforce.com partner wanting to be able to show its ability to host larger clients, the firm revealed that BrightBridge, Atlas Cloud and CLOUT are all now utilising the new and emerging X3 ERP platform. Sage Vice President of UK Enterprise David Watts talked about the latest agr...