Apple removes malware-infected App Store apps after major security breach

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Computing giant Apple on Monday removed malware-infected apps from the App Store after acknowledging its first sustained security breach, reported the Verge.

More than 300 apps including messaging service WeChat were infected with code potentially allowing tracking of user data, Chinese state-run media said.

“We’ve removed the apps from the App Store that we know have been created with this counterfeit software,” Apple spokesperson Christine Monaghan told Reuters. “We are working with the developers to make sure they’re using the proper version of Xcode to rebuild their apps.”

The apps that were affected were Chinese messaging app WeChat, popular business card scanner CamCard and Chinese Uber rival Didi Chuxing.

The company recently revealed their new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, which are officially launched for sale on 25th September. The pre-order period commenced on 12th September after the new phones were unveiled earlier in the previous week.

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