Palo Alto Networks found 145 Android apps infected with Windows executable files
The malicious Microsoft Windows executable files of themselves do not pose any threat to Android devices as they can only run on Windows systems, but the researchers pointed out, that since “these APK files are infected, indicates that the developers are creating the software on compromised Windows systems that are infected with malware. This type of infection is a threat to the software supply chain, as compromising software developers has proven to be an effective tactic for wide-scale attacks.”
The majority of the infected apps were released on Google Play between October and November last year, while a few have more than 1,000 installations and 4-star ratings.
Some of the infected apps include:
- Learn to Draw Clothing
- Modification Trail
- Gymnastics Training Tutorial
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