The Threat Intelligence Research That Mattered to You This Year

Unit 42 did some incredible work in 2015 discovering, analyzing and disclosing malware – some new and others making a reappearance. Take a look below at some of their top threat intelligence research from this past year: XcodeGhost Unit 42 analyzed XcodeGhost, which modifies Xcode and infects Apple iOS Apps, and its behavior. The team found that many popular iOS apps were infected,

Novel Malware XcodeGhost Modifies Xcode, Infects Apple iOS Apps and Hits App Store

UPDATE: Since this report’s original posting on September 17, three additional XCodeGhost updates have been published, available here, here and here.  On Wednesday, Chinese iOS developers disclosed a new OS X and iOS malware on Sina Weibo. Alibaba researchers then posted an analysis report on the malware, giving it the name XcodeGhost. We have investigated the malware to identify how it

KeyRaider iOS Malware: How to Keep Yourself Safe

Earlier this week we published an analysis of KeyRaider, which is an iOS malware family and a reminder of the risks users take when they choose to jailbreak their mobile devices. Attackers used KeyRaider malware to steal more than 225,000 Apple accounts. KeyRaider targeted only jailbroken Apple devices, primarily through Chinese websites and apps that

KeyRaider: iOS Malware Steals Over 225,000 Apple Accounts to Create Free App Utopia

Executive Summary Recently, WeipTech was analyzing suspicious Apple iOS tweaks reported by users and found over 225,000 valid Apple accounts with passwords stored on a server. In cooperation with WeipTech, we have identified 92 samples of a new iOS malware family in the wild. We have analyzed the samples to determine the author’s ultimate goal

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