APPLE HAS BLOCKED APPS infected with WireLurker malware that are attacking iPhone and iPad users China.
US security firm Palo Alto Networks discovered the malware threat that targets iPhones and iPads through Apple's Mac OS X operating system, putting an end to the age-old belief that iOS is virus-free.
Apple has since responded, and said it has blocked third-party apps infected with the malware, which Palo Alto secribes as the "biggest in scale" it has ever seen.
It said in a statement sent to The INQUIRER: "We are aware of malicious software available from a download site aimed at users in China, and we’ve blocked the identified apps to prevent them from launching.
"As always, we recommend that users download and install software from trusted sources.”
Palo Alto discovered the new family of malware dubbed 'WireLurker', which is the first known malware that can attack iOS applications in a similar way to a traditional virus.
Palo Alto describes the threat as heralding "a new era in malware attacking Apple's desktop and mobile platforms", and said that the malware is "the biggest in scale we have ever seen".
Edited by JohnC_21, 06 November 2014 - 10:44 AM.