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Three people suspected of involvement in the WireLurker malware campaign have been arrested in China, according to reports. The suspects – whom the Beijing Public Security "internet" unit named only as Chen, Lee and Wang – were apparently arrested in the Beijing area following an investigation assisted by local security firm …

  1. Nifty Silver badge

    The Chines govt must be quite miffed in a 'why didn't WE think of that' way.

    I guess the miscreants are now awaiting job offers

    1. wahankh

      "Arrested" should be replaced by "offered jobs", it seems more believable.

      The Chinese are useless at translating to English!

  2. ecofeco Silver badge

    Wait. What? Arrested? In China?

    I agree with Nifty and would also add that they must have been working for the "wrong side" as well or freelancing.

  3. Big-nosed Pengie

    "Leverage" is a noun. The verb you're looking for is "exploiting".

    You're welcome.

  4. Anonymous Coward
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    WireLurker shattered the conventional wisdom that non-jailbroken iThings are incapable of being infected by malware.

    It certainly suggests that profiles need better scrutiny, but you can't install a profile without the user's permission so there too you'll need some social engineering. Not that I, as a sysadmin, deem that terribly hard to accomplish (*cough*), but I wonder if you can't shield at least a business iThing with a profile of your own.

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