Hackers infiltrate vaunted Apple ecosystem by injecting malicious software into popular Chinese mobile apps, potentially affecting hundreds of millions of users WASHINGTON — Hackers infiltrated the vaunted Apple ecosystem by injecting malicious software into popular Chinese mobile apps, potentially affecting hundreds of millions of users and raising security concerns as the US tech giant prepares its newest iPhone launch.The company said on Monday it had removed tainted applications from its App Store, days after security researchers revealed the breach of Apple’s normally secure system, which aims to weed out infected applications.In China, more than 300 apps, including the hugely popular instant messaging service WeChat and ride-hailing app Didi Kuaidi, were infected with the "XcodeGhost" malware, potentially allowing access to private user data, including passwords, Chinese state-run media said.The reports were a blow to the US firm, which has greater China as its second-largest ...

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