A hacker or group of hackers in China created the first major malware targeting Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iOS mobile operating system last year, Kevin Mahaffey said in an interview with Cory Johnson on Bloomberg West. According to the Lookout co-founder and chief technology officer, because Android is so much more popular in terms of number of users, hackers are focusing their attention on the mobile operating system because it makes more economic sense. However, this does not mean that no hacker is trying to infiltrate Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s mobile operating system. “[…] Interestingly, in the last year, iOS had its first major piece of malware started in China. So we see iOS risk right now is like Android in 2010. The bad guys are just starting to target it,” Mahaffey said. Mahaffey noted that people in China are more susceptible to attacks because more users in the country download their apps through stalls in establishments and not through the official Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) or Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) app stores. The Lookout executive also added that cyber security and hacking is a very broad topic. For IT, he said that there used to be a separation between enterprise technology and consumer […]
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