Malware in iOS App Store Targets Windows Users

A user on an Apple discussion forum, known by the handle deesto, mentioned in a thread that after downloading the no-cost app “Instaquotes Quotes Cards for Instagram,” his antivirus software ClamXav identified the download as malicious.

Further analysis conducted by CNET confirmed that the detection was accurate, revealing the presence of malware named Worm/VB.LY.24 (Worm.VB-900).

Originating in 2009, the Worm/VB.LY.24 malware is crafted in Visual Basic and targets Windows computers.

It poses no risk to iOS or Mac OS X systems.


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