Malware has been a worry among developers of Android games in the past and now it has also started affecting iOS Apps and specifically games. A malware by the name of “Goldluck” has been creating a havoc for a lot of Apps, where hackers are reported to steal data and make use of it to earn money in the name of the user. The risk that this malware possesses is very high and it could end up leading to corrupt your iPhones.
Researchers and App analysts have claimed that the Apps infected with the Goldluck malware consists of a lot of ads. So when a user clicks on these ads, it will help the hackers to earn cash and it can also put the user’s information under threat. The malware is also suspected to send the location and IP address of the user to the Goldluck servers.
Techcrunch has covered this report extensively and explains the risks involved with his Malware:
Wandera, an enterprise security firm, said it found 14 apps — all retro-style games — that were communicating with the same command and control server used by the Golduck malware.
The apps themselves are technically not compromised; while they do not contain any malicious code, the backdoor they open presents a risk for exposure that our customers do not want to take. A hacker could easily use the secondary advertisement space to display a link that redirects the user and dupes them into installing a provisioning profile or a new certificate that ultimately allows for a more malicious app to be installed.