Over 30 apps identified by Apple, mostly available on the Chinese App Store, were infected with malware after developers mistakenly downloaded a rogue copy of iOS Xcode development tool. Apple quickly responded over the weekend by pulling the apps from the App Store, and today the company has updated its XcodeGhost Q&A page with a list of the top 25 most popular apps impacted by the malware. The list includes popular titles such as Rovio’s Angry Birds 2 and the messaging app WeChat.
Apple confirmed on Sunday that it has removed several apps from the App Store to clean up malicious malware affecting users, according to Reuters. Apple moved quickly to solve the problem after several security firms published a list of infected apps, including popular titles such as Angry Birds 2 and the messaging service WeChat.
"We’ve removed the apps from the App Store that we know have been created with this counterfeit software," Apple spokeswoman Christine Monaghan said in an email to Reuters. "We are working with the developers to make sure they’re using the proper version of Xcode to rebuild their apps."