Palo Alto Networks discovers new malware affecting Apple devices

November 5
7:25 PM 2014

Cyber security software maker Palo Alto Networks Inc (PANW.N) said it discovered a new family of malware affecting Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) OS X desktop and iOS mobile operating systems.

The new family of malware, dubbed WireLurker, "marks a new era in malware across Apple's mobile and desktop platforms," the company said in a statement.

WireLurker can install third-party applications on non-jailbroken iOS devices and can attack iOS devices through OS X via USB devices, the company added.

Apple was not immediately available for comment.

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