If you recently received an email asking you to download the lastest version of iTunes to keep your iPad software updated then you might be one of the 600,000 iPad users who the hackers are trying to attack.
BitDefender (creators of popular antivirus software) recently updated their webiste with information about the latest threat to Windows users.
This particular threat comes in the form of an unsolicited e-mail, promising to keep iPad software updated “for best performance, newer features and security”. Via a conveniently provided link, the email instructs iPad users to download the latest version of iTunes software to their PCs as a preliminary step to update their iPad software. The download page to which users are directed is a perfect imitation of the one they would use for legitimate iTunes software downloads.
BitDefender identified the malicious code as Backdoor.Bifrose.AADY, which once downloaded injects itself in to the explorer.exe process and allows unauthorized access to your PC. However, if you use a Mac then you don’t need to worry about this latest threat.
If you think your PC might have downloaded this malicious code then you might want to update your antivirus software and run a full system scan.