An interesting article from about a malware that targets the OSX and iOS.

Researchers at Palo Alto Networks recently uncovered a new family of malware called WireLurker, which targets both Mac OS X computers and Apple iOS mobile devices.

After first infecting a Mac OS X computer, the malware is then able to infect an iOS device by “lurking on the wire” while the device is being synced via USB — hence the name WireLurker.

The malware has been found in 467 OS X applications on China’s third-party Maiyadi App Store. Over the past six months, those 467 malicious apps were downloaded more than 356,104 times, so the malware may have already impacted hundreds of thousands of users.