Apple App Store suffers first major attack

Apple is cleaning out its iOS App Store to remove malicious iPhone and iPad programs after suffering a large attack. This is according to a report by Reuters.

Apple confirmed the security breach after cyber security firms said they found a malicious program called XcodeGhost embedded in hundreds of apps.

XcodeGhost is iOS malware arising from a malicious version of Xcode, Apple’s tool for developing iOS and OS X apps.

Palo Alto Networks said many popular iOS apps have been infected, including WeChat – one of the most-used IM applications in the world.

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