The malware tracks any iOS device connected with a USB with an infected OS X computer and then downloads third-party applications onto that device. The tech giant said it is aware of the problem and has blocked the appropriate applications to prevent them from launching on the devices.
WireLurker could threaten 800 million Apple devices, most of which are in China, according to MarketWatch.
Network security company Palo Alto Networks (PANW) discovered the threat. An Apple spokesperson said users should take precautions by only downloading and installing software from trusted sources.
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