iPad suffers virus attack

A virus that specifically targets users of the iPad is doing the rounds, TechRadar reports.

Delivered in an email, the virus disguises itself as an update for iTunes. However, once the link is clicked personal data is stolen from the machine.

Identified by BitDefender as Backdoor.Bifrose.AADY, the piece of malicious code inadvertently downloaded injects itself into the explorer.exe process and opens up a backdoor that allows unauthorised access to and control over the affected system,” a press release from anti-virus firm BitDefender reads.

Moreover, it attempts to read the keys and serial numbers of the various software installed on the affected computer, while also logging the passwords to the victim’s ICQ, Messenger, POP3 mail accounts, and protected storage.”

If clicked, the link does not appear to pose any threat to Mac or PC users.

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