Jailbreak; Over 75000 jailbroken iOS victim devices of AdThief malware

Ένας ερευνητής ασφαλείας αποκάλυψε ότι πάνω από 75.000 iOS έχουν μολυνθεί από το κακόβουλο λογισμικό που είναι γνωστό σαν or "Spad. "


The devices iOS συχνά χρησιμοποιούν τεχνικές jailbreak, αγνοώντας τους κινδύνους ασφαλείας που έρχονται με την του συστήματος τους. Προκειμένου να αποκτήσουν περισσότερες λειτουργίες στη συσκευή τους, ξεκλειδώνουν το root, κάτι που τους δίνει απεριόριστη πρόσβαση στα αρχεία του συστήματος τους. Να υπενθυμίσουμε ότι η Apple και αρκετοί ερευνητές ασφαλείας δεν το συνιστούν και ότι ένα jailbreak γίνεται πάντα με ευθύνη του τελικού χρήστη.

Ωστόσο, σύμφωνα με τον ερευνητή, Axelle Apvrille, ένα προωθεί διάφορα διαφημιστικά πακέτα SDK that have been modified by the developer and contain the hacker's ID. This means that the malware allows the hacker to gather all the coming from the infected devices through advertisements.

15 promotional SDKs or adkits, including Google ads and ads from Weibo, were found to be used by AdThief malware. The researcher was able to locate the AdThief developer from the source code of the malware. The programmer, known on the internet as "rover12421" and "zerofile", is a Android developer who admitted the development of malware and reported that it has stopped it.

The developer said he only developed the basic ID replacement mode and that someone else could continue to grow. Of course he refused to spread the malicious software that has affected a large number of devices and that he has managed to grab revenue from 22 million ads.

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