A new variant of XcodeGhost has been discovered in the wild, leaving China behind to tackle US companies. In September this year, researchers discovered malware able to infect legitimate Apple iOS applications.
The malicious code, known as XcodeGhost, lurked within at least 4000 legitimate iOS apps offered to the Chinese market, placing millions of users at risk. The malware was able to hijack apps through the developer toolkit Xcode, which is used to develop software for Apple's ecosystem. By adding the code to Xcode packages hosted on third-party websites rather than Apple domains, cybercriminals were able to bypass Apple's stringent security protocols.Read more