August 30, 2019

Mysterious iOS Attack Changes Everything We Know About iPhone Hacking

For two years, a handful of websites have indiscriminately hacked thousands of iPhones. Lily Hay Newman gets insights from Malwarebytes researcher Thomas Reed.

“This is terrifying,” says Thomas Reed, a Mac and mobile malware research specialist at the security firm Malwarebytes. “We’re used to iPhone infections being targeted attacks carried out by nation-state adversaries. The idea that someone was infecting all iPhones that visited certain sites is chilling.”

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