Credentials for more than 225,000 Apple accounts have been stolen by sophisticated malware that targets modified iOS devices, according to Palo Alto Networks.
The malware, which is nicknamed KeyRaider, enables attackers to download applications from Apple’s App Store without paying or to lock devices in lieu of a ransom.
“We believe this to be the largest known Apple account theft caused by malware,” wrote Claud Xiao of Palo Alto Networks in a blog post.
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Palo Alto Networks notified Apple of KeyRaider on Aug. 26 and provided the stolen account information, Xiao wrote. Apple officials in Sydney couldn’t be immediately reached on Monday.
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