Ace, the clicker trojan generate income on web pages with fake traffic and in the worst case, it is used to consume the advertising budget of the competition, by covering the cost per click of them, without generating any type of conversion.
The work done by Wandera, determined that for some time these malicious apps from the App Store, they evaded Apple’s review process because the malicious code was not inside the application itself. Otherwise, it worked by receiving instructions from the Command & Control server that allows defective apps to bypass security checks, by activating a communication channel directly with the attacker that is not visible to Apple.
For iPhone users, the activity of these applications accelerated the consumption of mobile data, slowed down the device and accelerated the depletion of the battery.
This recent discovery has ignited the alerts of the company of the bitten apple. From Apple have manifested ensuring that you are improving your application review process, to detect this approach and avoid important damage to the users of the App Store.