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Malware Program Targets Hong Kong Protesters Using Apple Devices

Malware Program Targets Hong Kong Protesters Using Apple Devices

A malware program that targets Hong Kong activists using Apple devices has trademarks of being developed by a nation-state, possibly China.

A malware program that targets Hong Kong activists using Apple devices has trademarks of being developed by a nation-state, possibly China, according to a security company.

Lacoon Mobile Security of San Francisco wrote on its blog on Tuesday that the malware, called Xsser mRAT, is the “first and most advanced, fully operational Chinese iOS trojan found to date.”

The Apple malware is related to a malicious Android one found last month that advertised itself as a way for activists to coordinate protests.

A Malware Program

A Malware Program

Hong Kong has seen massive demonstrations after China moved to only allow candidates it approves to run in the election of the territory’s chief executive in 2017.

Activists charge China reneged on a promise of an election without restrictions.

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