Wirelurker also focuses on Windows on iPhones and iPads




The iOS trojan Wirelurker also shows himself to focus on iPhones and iPads. Via Windows machines Earlier researchers found only one variant for OS X. The malware works on Windows only if a device is hacked.

; In addition, the malware does not always work with the two devices that researchers Palo Alto Networks the malware tried out , it failed. Wirelurker is a trojan that users presents itself as an installer for cracked iOS applicaties.Wanneer the user installs the app, the trojan adds it to iOS malware increasing.

The researchers found the Windows version of Wirelurker on a server of the web space of Baidu in China. Users have downloaded the files on the server a total of 65,000 times. Under Windows, the trojan will prompt the user to install iTunes first. Then, the trojan that he is waiting for the connection of an iPhone or iPad.

The malware focuses not only on the 32bit architecture, but according to the researchers, the first is focused on the ARMv8 architecture, the processors in the iPhone 5s, iphone 6 series and recent iPads are based. How many users are infected is unknown. The researchers published earlier this week about the Mac version of Wirelurker.


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