Popular apps like ‘Angry Birds 2’ also affected
This is not the first time that this malware had attacked even before that too in 2015, due to which many apps of iPhone and iPad uploaded on the App Store were affected. During the ongoing trial between Epic Games and Apple, it has been revealed in Apple’s internal emails.
New Delhi. This news is not good for Apple’s iOS users. A dangerous malware attack has also occurred on iOS, which is considered the most secure. Due to which about 128 million i.e. 128 million users are reported to be affected. The name of this malware is There is XcodeGhost. This is not the first time that this malware had attacked even before that too in 2015, due to which many apps of iPhone and iPad uploaded on the App Store were affected. During the ongoing trial between Epic Games and Apple, it has been revealed in Apple’s internal emails that 128 million consumers downloaded 2500 apps that were affected by malware and came from fake copies of Xcode. According to the Motherboard report, if we talk about the total, then these 2500 infected apps have been downloaded 203 million times from the App Store.
Server was slow so downloaded infected Xcode
According to the report, some developers downloaded infected Xcode because Apple’s server was slow, so they looked for alternative download links. This includes 55 percent of Chinese customers and 66 percent of downloads. According to Apple’s internal emails, 18 million of these users are from America.
Even games like ‘Angry Birds 2’
Popular games like ‘Angry Birds 2’ are also affected in this. Upon learning of the malware, Apple immediately asked developers to recompile their apps with the correct version of Xcode. Following this incident, Apple has corrected both the security and malware scanning of the Xcode installation process when submitting an app to the App Store.
Legal battle between Apple and Epic Games begins
Let us tell you that from this week a legal battle has started between Apple and Epic Games, in which new things have come to the fore. It has also been revealed that Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney has asked Apple CEO Tim Cook to open his iPhone on other app stores as soon as possible.