By now, you’ve probably heard of the new smartphone spyware called “Gorilla” that’s being distributed around the world.
And now a new report says that a similar app is available on iOS.
According to a report from security firm Gartner, the spyware is being installed on iOS devices via a custom exploit.
Gartener says that the app allows users to “monitor and spy on the actions of all their friends and their contacts.”
While Gartners report didn’t provide details on the exact details of the spy app, the software appears to be a copy of the app that was leaked by a Chinese security researcher last week.
The company’s researchers have since removed the malicious code from the app.
G-tech also notes that Apple has been notified of the threat and is “actively working with” Apple.
The G-Tech report was published on Monday, and the company is urging its customers to take the new app off their devices immediately.
“Gorillat was developed by a Russian hacker group,” the G-Technology report reads.
“It was originally developed by the Russian Army and is distributed by the GRU intelligence service.”
“G-tech does not condone this type of malicious behavior and recommends users to disable and remove the software from their devices,” the report continues.
Gartner has also released a list of steps users can take to protect themselves from spyware that is being distributed.