Windows Malware Discovered in Android Apps Published on Google Play Store

It’s not necessarily a surprise that malware is discovered in Google Play Store apps, but this time, there’s something a little bit unexpected in the data found infected.

A report from Palo Alto Networks reveals that a total of 145 applications published on the Google Play Store were infected not with Android malware, but with a Windows virus. The APKs included malicious executable files, a report shows, and the apps have been on the Store for approximately half a year.

The download count reaches 1,000 hits in some cases, and some apps had 4-star ratings. The infected files do not impact Android directly, but instead are specifically aimed at Windows, so they can only cause damage when the APKs are unpacked on a PC.

No harm on Android

The compromised APK files include malicious PE files t… (read more)

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Juniya Sankara

Juniya Sankara

I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 10 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.