The apps from online Maiyadi App Store are the first victims of the virus. It has infected 467 programs for the iPads and iPhone smartphones from the catalog of this store, the total number of which exceeded 350 thousand downloads, reported joinfo.ua.
The infection process occurs when the device is physically connected to the computer with the virus, such as during data synchronization or charging. At this time, a number of apps installed on your smartphone or tablet, is replaced by the infected versions.
It is noteworthy that the virus even reached devices that did not undergo jailbreak, although traditionally they are the most protected. The virus downloaded infected versions of TaoBao and AliPay, designed for processing payments on such gadgets.
Experts note that the virus is in the process of development. So far, you can check whether your device became a victim of malicious program with the help of WireLurker Detector program.
Earlier, it was reported that the Russian hackers broke into the network of an unnamed American firm, which kept military secrets.