Chinese iPhone Users Targeted in Security Breach

Chinese iPhone Users Targeted in Security Breach

After an attack on the App Store, iPhone and iPad users in China and Taiwan are still at risk

According to a report, a new group of malware can affect Apple devices regardless of whether or not they have been jailbroken. This means all iOS users are potentially vulnerable.

"Attackers are finding more and more ways to attack the iOS ecosystem nowadays because it is so lucrative," said Claud Xiao, a senior security researcher with Unit 42.

The malware is also known as YiSpector, and it specifically targets Chinese-speaking users by asking them to install an app in order to see additional content. The virus soon hijacks the phone and hides itself to the user won’t know it’s there.

"The world where only jailbroken iOS devices were threatened by malware is a thing of the past," Unit 42 said in its report.

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