Chinese Trojan has infected more than 75,000 iOS-jailbroken devices




chinese Trojan has infected more than 75,000 smartphones and tablets running iOS jailbreak and stole about 22 million ads from assigning income developers. This was reported on Thursday SecurityLab .


More than 75,000 hacked iPhone and iPad were attacked malicious program called AdThief. It relies on the expansion of Cydia Substrate, present only on the patched devices Apple, subjected to the procedure of jailbreak. The program did not affect the iOS-device, not been subjected to modification.

As explained by the anti-virus analyst Axel Apvril, the malware changes the identity of the advertisers, and thus revenues from advertisements redirected attackers. According to her, AdThief connects the different functions of advertising and alters the identity of the developer so that they coincide with the identity of the attacker. The object of attack AdThief steel 15 packages for mobile advertising, including Google Mobile Ads and Weibo.

The experts were able to establish the identity of the author of the program. It appeared to be a citizen of China, disguised under the pseudonym vxer Rover 12421. Creator AdThief acknowledges his authorship, but denied any involvement in the spread of malware.

Recall that before the web was published internal report of Gamma Group , in which information security experts have recognized that the iPhone is practically immune to spyware. Their corporate FinSpy application runs on almost all mobile operating systems including Android, Blackberry and Symbian. However, installation on smartphones and tablets running iOS only possible with untethered. Without this condition, Gamma Group can not guarantee that the implementation of espionage.


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