Researchers Find 4000 Malicious App Store Apps

Researchers Find 4000 Malicious App Store Apps
Researchers Find 4000 Malicious App Store Apps

A malicious app campaign which infiltrated Apple’s App Store is far more extensive than at first thought, according to security researchers.

The original report from Palo Alto Networks five days ago claimed that 39 malicious apps had passed Apple’s strict vetting process to end up on its China App Store.

Even this small number was thought to potentially affect hundreds of millions of users as it included versions of popular software including messaging service WeChat.

However, FireEye said yesterday that the number of affected apps is actually closer to 4000. Continue reading