Apple Tells the 25 Most Popular XcodeGhost Infected iOS Apps


xcodeghost-apple-ios-malwareShort Bytes: Today, Apple has released a list of the 25 most popular XcodeGhost infected iOS apps. The tech company tells the users to update these apps right now.

Just a couple of days ago, Apple released a statement in the wake of the new XcodeGhost episode and told how this malware infects the applications. The statement also listed the steps they are taking to prevent it from spreading further.

Apple said that they’ll be posting a list of some of the most popular XcodeGhost infected iOS apps in upcoming days. Apple also said that the iOS users who downloaded the infected apps, they would be notified.

The company has released the list of 25 most popular XcodeGhost infected iOS apps. Take a look:

  • WeChat
  • DiDi Taxi
  • 58 Classified – Job, Used Cars, Rent
  • Gaode Map – Driving and Public Transportation
  • Railroad 12306
  • Flush
  • China Unicom Customer Service (Official Version)*
  • CarrotFantasy 2: Daily Battle*
  • Miraculous Warmth
  • Call Me MT 2 – Multi-server version
  • Angry Birds 2 – Yifeng Li’s Favorite*
  • Baidu Music – Music Player with Downloads, Ringtones, Music Videos, Radio & Karaoke
  • DuoDuo Ringtone
  • NetEase Music – An Essential for Radio and Song Download
  • Foreign Harbor – The Hottest Platform for Oversea Shopping*
  • Battle of Freedom (The MOBA mobile game)
  • One Piece – Embark (Officially Authorized)*
  • Let’s Cook – Receipes
  • Heroes of Order & Chaos – Multiplayer Online Game*
  • Dark Dawn – Under the Icing City (the first mobile game sponsored by Fan BingBing)*
  • I Like Being With You*
  • Himalaya FM (Audio Book Community)
  • CarrotFantasy*
  • Flush HD
  • Encounter – Local Chatting Tool

Apple writes: “If users have one of these apps, they should update the affected app which will fix the issue on the user’s device. If the app is available on App Store, it has been updated, if it isn’t available it should be updated very soon.”

Are you using one of these apps? Update it right now and tell us in the comments below.

Also read: World’s Biggest iOS Malware Hack, 225k Apple Account Passwords Stolen

Adarsh Verma

Adarsh Verma

Fossbytes co-founder and an aspiring entrepreneur who keeps a close eye on open source, tech giants, and security. Get in touch with him by sending an email — [email protected]
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