According to Lookout experts, the company detected repeated cases of abuse of Apple Enterprise Program which is usually used for corporate purposes.
The spyware was given to unconscientious developers for utilities for upgrading of cell tower in Italy and Turkmenistan.
Through launching fake apps fraudsters collected information for personal gain receiving access to telephone tapping and the ability to save correspondence and other personal data.
The information received was redirected to servers that are connected with malware for Android with a component Exodus. That is why we should not exclude that in the near future they may appear in other countries.
This is not the first case when developers distribute malware using Apple Enterprise Program. Earlier Apple had to ban applications from large technological corporations – Google and Facebook – created to collect information. In the same time, both companies violated Apple’s rules using Enterprise Developer Certificates which are designed for other purposes. But after receiving the claim the giant companies immediately deleted these applications.
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