Malware Attack: Apple Removes Infected Apps From Chinese App Store

By 06:14 Tue, 27 Jul 2021 Comments

Just days after it was discovered that Apple's Chinese App Store contains several malware-infected apps, the Cupertino-based company has cleaned up the app marketplace, and also issued a formal statement regarding the same.

"We’ve removed the apps from the App Store that we know have been created with this counterfeit software," assumed a company spokesperson. "We are working with the developers to create sure they’re using the proper version of Xcode to rebuild their apps."

There was, however, no word on how iPhone/iPad users can detect whether or not their devices are already infected with the malware, dubbed XcodeGhost.

According to Qihoo360 Technology, a Chinese security firm, a total of 344 apps have been found to infected so far. Some of these include music app NetEase Cloud Music, chat app WeChat, and ride-sharing app Didi Kuaidi.




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