iOS jailbreak malware stole 225,000 Apple IDs across 18 nations, but it’s unlikely you’re at danger


Researchers from Palo Alto Networks have actually found that a piece of iOS malware effectively stole more than 225,000 Apple IDs and passwords from jailbroken phones, utilizing them to make buy from the main App Store. The malware, called KeyRaider, likewise has the capability to from another location lock jailbroken iOS devices in order to hold them to ransom.

These two tweaks will certainly hijack app purchase requests, download stolen accounts or purchase receipts from the C2 server, then emulate the iTunes method to log in to Apple’s server and purchase apps or other products asked for by users. The tweaks have been downloaded over 20,000 times, which recommends around 20,000 users are abusing the 225,000 stolen qualifications.

However, it’s very unlikely that you’re at danger: the malware can only operate on jailbroken devices, and appears to spread out through only one set of Cydia repositories, run by Weiphone.

The malware was used in two tweaks that permit those running them to download paid apps and make in-app purchases from Apple’s main App Store without payment. The tweaks made use of the stolen qualifications making the purchases.

If you believe your iPhone or iPad may be at danger, Palo Alto Networks has actually supplied the following directions to identify and eliminate the malware. Further information over at the business’s prolonged blog site entry.

Users can utilize the following approach to determine on their own whether their iOS devices was infected:

  1. Set up openssh server through Cydia
  2. Connect to the device through SSH
  3. Go to/ Library/MobileSubstrate/DynamicLibraries/, and grep for these strings to all files under this directory:
  • wushidou
  • gotoip4
  • bamu
  • getHanzi

If any dylib file consists of any one of these strings, we advise users to erase it and erase the plist file with the exact same filename, then reboot the device.

We also suggest all affected users change their Apple account password after getting rid of the malware, and allow two-factor verifications for Apple IDs.

The business also keeps in mind that not jailbreaking iOS devices is the only way to secure versus such exploitation.

Via Re/code

Filed under: iOS Devices Tagged: Cydia, IOS jailbreaking, jailbreak, KeyRaider, Malware, Palo Alto Networks

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