A recent malware, “WireLurker”, affects Apple OS X and iOS. As highlighted in the recent announcement by Check Point on mobile security, the amount of mobile malware is on the rise. In this case, WireLurker affects both desktop and mobile platforms. The infection starts through trojanized and repackaged OS X applications. It then transfers to non-jailbroken devices once connected for synchronization.

Check Point’s Threat Prevention solution protects mobile devices everywhere from WireLurker damage by identifying infected devices and stopping the attempt to connect to a command & control server through the security gateway or through Check Point’s Capsule Cloud service.

Check Point Security Gateways and Check Point Capsule Cloud inspect traffic leaving mobile devices everywhere and identify any WireLurker communication and stops it.