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IOS malware has stolen revenue from 22 million ads

August 14, 2014

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Researcher Axelle Apvrille has published a paper based on previous research of Chinese expert Claud Xiao. Xiao discovered iOS malware called AdThief or Spad in March 2014. AdThief is based on Cydia Substrate, a framework that allows programmer to change behavior of somebody else’s program without even having access to its source code. AdThief attacks jailbroken iOS devices and changes Developer ID in apps using various ad exchange networks. The income from the ads is then redirected to the account of the attacker. 

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