Sep 23, 2015 03:51 PM

Hacker Attack on Apple App Store Biggest Ever, Anti-Virus Firm Says


(Beijing) – Hackers launched the largest-ever attack on mobiles applications available on the Apple store from September 10 to 12, affecting hundreds of Chinese-language apps, the anti-virus software company Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd. says.

The targets attacked included the popular messaging app WeChat, the care-hire app Didi-Kuaidi and a ticket-booking app from China Railway Corp., Qihoo said. Hackers used malicious software called XcodeGhost that was hidden inside a fake version of Xcode, a popular developer tool for iOS apps and Mac software.

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