Wirelurker — NJCCIC
Unit 42 has recently discovered a new family of Apple OSX and iOS malware, aptly named "WireLurker". Characteristics of this malware family, including its ability to infect even non-jailbroken iOS devices through trojanized and repackaged OS X applications, suggest that it marks a new era in malware across Apple’s desktop and mobile platforms. Because malware that infects non-jailbroken iOS devices has never been seen before outside of research labs, WireLurker is heralded as a "new era in iOS and OS X malware" by security company Palo Virus hunters have uncovered a new family of Mac malware, called “WireLurker,” which they say has infected hundreds of thousands of Apple devices already. WireLurker malware affects Apple devices and attacks iOS devices as well—and here’s the kicker: This is the first malware that can infect iPhones that have not been jailbroken. The 'WireLurker' malware can install third-party applications on regular, non-jailbroken iOS devices and hop from infected Macs onto iPhones through USB connector-cables, said Ryan Olson, intelligence director for the company's Unit 42 division. Palo Alto Networks said on Wednesday it had seen indications that the attackers were Chinese. WireLurker malware targets Apple devices in China Thousands of users may be infected with malware that collects data from an iOS device. By Jeremy Kirk. Australia Correspondent, New WireLurker malware infects Mac OS X and iOS . Published November 6th, 2014 at 10:31 AM EST , modified November 7th, 2014 at 2:07 PM EST . Palo Alto Networks announced yesterday their discovery of new malware for Mac OS X, which they are calling WireLurker. This malware has been distributed in 467 known pirated apps distributed in China’s
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Named WireLurker, the malware also has a Windows variant and could be the largest scale infection of its type. WireLurker lurks on a computer and when an iOS device is connected via USB, it attacks the mobile device. Private data such as messages and contacts can be compromised. iOS devices do not need to be jailbroken to be vulnerable.
Dubbed WireLurker, the malware has infected more than 400 apps in the Maiyadi App Store, a third-party Mac app store in China. In the last six months, researchers say 467 infected applications have been downloaded 356,104 times, and “may have impacted hundreds of thousands of users.” Nov 09, 2014 · A new strain of malware dubbed WireLurker is threatening Apple users, the malicious code is able to infect Apple iPhone and iPad syphoning user’data. The malware was discovered for the first time by experts at Palo Alto Networks that revealed it exhibited behavior that had never been seen before malware targeting Apple mobile devices. Nov 07, 2014 · A worrisome feature was WireLurker’s ability to infect non-jailbroken iOS devices; it did so by signing the malware with a legitimate certificate from a Chinese enterprise participating in Apple WireLurker malware threatens to destroy a key Apple advantage The mere perception that WireLurker poses a credible threat to Macintosh and iOS systems would be a huge blow to Apple. Nov 18, 2014 · "WireLurker" malware was originally discovered earlier this month by security firm Palo Alto Networks targeting Apple users in China. The malware appeared as the first malicious software program that has ability to penetrate the iPhone's strict software controls. Security experts at Palo Alto Networks outlined WireLurker in a research paper published on Wednesday, saying of the malware, "It is the biggest in scale we have ever seen," reports The New York