Apple Inc hides a security incident that took place in 2015 effecting 128m users

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Epic Games Lawsuit has witnessed a fresh development early this week when an email reached the court hearing that disclosed that Apple Inc failed to reveal a 2015 occurred cyber incident to public.

To those uninitiated, a few weeks ago, Epic Company, the creator of Fortnite game dragged the iPhone maker to the court for using its iOS operating system to perplex competition. The lawsuit was filed against Apple Inc for weeding out Fortnite off its App store as the game offered alternative payment option for users to surpass the 30% mandatory commission charged by the iPad maker.

In a recent development that took place in a hearing that occurred on Monday this week, the Judge came to know that the American Technology Giant failed to make the security incident public.

Going deeper into the fact, Cybersecurity Insiders has learnt that the Customer Experience related Analytics team of Apple has uncovered a download of 2500 malicious apps that were downloaded more than 203m times by 128m users in 2015.

The MacBook maker did not reveal any such incident during the said year and might have had the intention to hide it from the press at that time for reasons.

Epic Games Lawsuit clearly states in its latest evidence report that the downloaded apps that had malicious intent contained a code that made iPhones and iPads part of botnet that siphoned vital data from the victimized devices which includes contacts, messages, videos, photos and browsing history.

Apple is yet to react to the incident. But security analysts say that the company might have backed off from revealing the incident, as it might create unnecessary outrage among its users and might make them loose trust in its products and services thereafter.

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security