Security firm FireEye has just tweeted a message claiming a review of iOS apps affected by XCodeGhost stands at 4,165 with 1,000 of those still available in the Apple App store. FireEye only released that information and nothing more, promising more information to come soon. We’re unclear if the affected apps are in the Chinese App store, the US App store, or worldwide. XCodeGhost is the latest and largest malware bug to hit Apple’s iOS operating system and could very well be a major headache for Apple. The company has been tight lipped about the incident only just confirming there was a hack and they are working with developers to fix their applications.
FireEye review has found 4,165 iOS apps impacted by #XcodeGhost with ~1k still available in-store. More details to come…
— FireEye (@FireEye) September 21, 2015
We’ve emailed Apple asking for a full list of affected applications including those that have been patched. We’ve also asked for an explanation of how this happened and what they’re doing to make sure it doesn’t happen again. We’ve also asked for clarification as to what XCodeGhost is capable of and what if any user information was compromised. We hope we’ll hear back from Apple and if we do we will be sure to inform our readers as soon as possible. In the meantime we will wait for FireEye to report back with their findings and bring you those results.
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