In a typically fascinating post, over at TrendLabs, written by Lambert Sun, Brooks Hong (Mobile Threat Analysts) and Feike Hacquebord (Senior Threat Researcher), we learn of a recently discovered iOS espionage tool. Ladies and Gentlemen, Girls and Boys, behold, the money quote:
"We found two malicious iOS applications in Operation Pawn Storm. One is called XAgent (detected as IOS_XAGENT.A) and the other one uses the name of a legitimate iOS game, MadCap (detected as IOS_ XAGENT.B). After analysis, we concluded that both are applications related to SEDNIT. The obvious goal of the SEDNIT-related spyware is to steal personal data, record audio, make screenshots, and send them to a remote command-and-control (C&C) server. As of this publishing, the C&C server contacted by the iOS malware is live." - via TrendMicro's TrendLabs blog authors Lambert Sun, Brooks Hong and Feike Hacquebord.