Apple Reaction to iOS Malware Attacks in China
Users report iOS malware detection in China and Apple had to issue a statemet on this new iOS WireLurker malware discovered. You can check if iPhone is affected by WireLurker as well. According to some users, they get iOS virus attacks that also affect Macs and this happens in Asia, not in the U.S.
Apple says that it knew about these iOS virus attacks. Users assure you can get iOS Virus China even if you haven’t jailbroken your iPhone or iPad. Everything happens through the USB cable and only if you connect to Mac.
In order to avoid iOS malware attacks Chinese users are adviced to stop installing applications from untrusted sources. As Apple states, iOS virus China issue is not new and the company is aware of the dangerous software that can be downloaded from the sites aimed at Chinese customers. The iPhone maker has already blocked the identified programs and this should prevent malicious apps from launching. Still if you wish to avoid catching a virus on your Mac and then on your iPhone you should better download and install programs from the App Store and other good sources.
The WireLurker virus that attacks iOS and Mac devices is known to use the dev program certificate to install apps on the iDevice without the App Store. Since the company has already revoked the certificate, the malicious applications will not be able to install themselves on user’s smartphone or tablet.
The virus came from the Chinese unofficial Mac apps store.