Apple’s iOS has historically been the safest mobile operating system in terms of malware threats, but 800 million devices could now be at risk from a new breed of malware known as WireLurker.
Identified by Palo Alto Networks Inc., WireLurker is “capable of stealing a variety of information from the mobile devices it infects and regularly requests updates from the attackers command and control server,” according to their thirty page report. “This malware is under active development and its creator’s ultimate goal is not yet clear.”
There have been several reports recently of mobile malware with the potential to steal sensitive information such as banking data or Social Security Numbers, including Android Fake ID and user interface state interference attacks. […]