Just days after it was discovered that Apple’s Chinese App Store contains several malware-infected apps, the Cupertino-based company has cleaned up the app marketplace, and also issued a formal statement regarding the same.
“Weve removed the apps from the App Store that we know have been created with this counterfeit software,” said a company spokesperson. “We are working with the developers to make sure theyre using the proper version of Xcode to rebuild their apps.”
There was, however, no word on how iPhone/iPad users can detect whether or not their devices are already infected with the malware, dubbed XcodeGhost.
According to Qihoo360 Technology, a Chinese security firm, a total of 344 apps have been found to infected so far. Some of these include music app NetEase Cloud Music, chat app WeChat, and ride-sharing app Didi Kuaidi.