Apple Store cleaned August shop of malicious software infecting hundreds of licensed applications




Apple said on Sunday it cleans applications “App Store” shop to remove the malicious software targeting the iPhone and iPad devices in the first large-scale cyberattack exposed to “any or feed” system operator of the company’s smart devices.

The announcement came after several companies revealed to the security of cyberspace they found the malicious program called “X-Code Joost” XcodeGhost is included in hundreds of licensed applications.

This is the first time that large numbers of harmful applications beyond the strict review of applications imposed by Apple that process. Before the attack, but it did not find the five harmful applications in the “App Store” shop, according to company information, “Palo Alto Networks’ security Palo Alto Networks.

Apple explained that hackers guaranteed malicious code in applications licensed by convincing developers of these applications using a fake and corrupted version of Apple’s user program in the development of any or regular applications and Mac OS, which is known as “X-Code” Xcode.

A spokeswoman for Apple, Christine Monaghan, in an email, “We’ve removed from the App Store applications that certainly know that it was created using counterfeit software.” She added, “We are working with developers to make sure they are using the appropriate version of the X code to rebuild their applications.”

Monaghan did not say what are the steps that users can iPhone smart phones and iPad tablet computers to take to determine whether their computers infected with malicious THE SOFTWARE.

For his part, Head of the analysis of threats in the company, “Palo Alto Networks,” Ryan Olson, it was a malicious software functions are limited, and that his company did not fall in any case to steal data or other damage as a result of the attack.

But he said it was “a very big deal” because it showed that it is possible exposing the “App Store” shop at risk if the infiltrators injury developers who Abermjon applications licensed devices. He added that other attackers can copy this approach, which would be difficult to address it. “I’ve become Developers valuable catch.”

The researchers said that the list of infected applications include the application of the famous chat “Wei Chat” WeChat of the company “Tencent” Tencent, and the application of taxi service “Didi Koaada” Didi Kuaidi, and the application of music from the Internet service company “Net Eze” NetEase.

Olson said he has been damaged download version of “X-Code” program from a server in China Developers used to use it because it provides them with the fastest download speed of Apple’s main servers in the United States.

She said, “Kehoe 360” China’s information security company in a publication Qihoo360 her on her blog that she discovered 344 infected with malicious application THE SOFTWARE “X On Joost” XcodeGhost.

For its part, Apple did not disclose the number of infected applications malicious THE SOFTWARE discovered.

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