Malware tricks way onto iPhones in China, Taiwan

The malicious software hijacks apps and the Safari browser to show full-page ads. It fools users into installing it by claiming to circumvent China’s Web censorship.



CNET October 5, 2015
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New iOS malware tricks its way onto iPhones in China and Taiwan

The malicious software, called YiSpecter, hijacks apps and the Safari browser to show full-page ads. It fools users into installing it by claiming to circumvent China’s Web censorship.
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