It has taken a long time but it finally happened. Malware in iOS apps. Instead of compromising the App Store, it’s the app developers that are getting compromised via an unauthorized Xcode.
Apple Inc APPL.O said on Sunday it is cleaning up its iOS App Store to remove malicious iPhone and iPad programs identified in the first large-scale attack on the popular mobile software outlet.
Source: Apple’s iOS App Store suffers first major attack | Reuters
Another reason to be wary of cheap mobile phones, especially those from dubious physical or online shops. See full report in the PDF.
These permissions enable extensive misuse: location detection, listening to and recording telephone calls or conversations, making purchases, bank fraud or sending premium SMS. The possibilities are almost endless.
Source: G DATA Whitepaper Vorlage – G_DATA_MobileMWR_Q2_2015_EN.pdf