WireLurker attacks against iOS devices also launched from Windows PCs
Attackers have used rogue applications for both OS X and Windows to infect iPhones and iPads in China with a malware program that steals contact information and other private data.
Researchers from Palo Alto Networks recently reported that the malware, dubbed WireLurker, was being installed on both jailbroken and non-jailbroken iOS devices when those devices were connected to Mac OS X systems that were running trojanized applications.
The researchers initially found that 467 OS X applications on a Chinese third-party Mac application store called Maiyadi had been modified and repackaged to push WireLurker onto iOS devices. Since then, they have also found 180 Windows applications designed to infect iOS devices connected to Windows PCs with an older variant of WireLurker.