• Reuters


China’s “Great Firewall” may have been partly to blame for the first major attack on Apple Inc.’s App Store, but experts also point the finger at lax security at some big-name Chinese tech firms and at how Apple supports developers in its second-biggest market.

A malicious program, dubbed “XcodeGhost,” hit hundreds — possibly thousands — of Apple iOS apps, including products that are made by some of China’s most successful tech companies and are used by hundreds of millions of people.

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