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Discovered a Trojan that attacks iOS devices without jailbreak

Less than three weeks after the largest ever Apple Store hacker attacks, researchers have discovered a sample of malware infecting iOS devices with jailbreak and without it. According Securitylab, victims YiSpecter be users in China and Taiwan.


Infecious device, malware can install unwanted apps, to download apps and use them to replace the legitimate program to display full screen unwanted ads, modify bookmarks and search engine by default in Safari to send information to users on your server to automatically recover after a user has manually deleted it.

The exact number of victims is still unknown, however, according to the researchers, YiSpecter successfully infects iOS devices without jailbreak November 2014. Using private API installs the malware with centralized C&C server four component signed with digital certificates. Three of them are used to hide icons from responsible for main screen in the iOS app SpringBoard and be disguised as a system program to avoid detection by users.

YiSpecter, which masqueraded as a media player to view pornographic content QVOD, was discovered 10 months ago. Vectors of attack was to intercept Internet traffic, the worm for the Windows, attacking the messenger Tencent QQ and online community, whose members have established third-party applications for compensation from their developers.

Researchers Palo Alto Networks has already informed Apple about the problem, and the company is “investigating”.

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