Malware infiltrates Microsoft Store via clones of popular games



A malware named Electron Bot has found its way into Microsoft’s Official Store through clones of popular games such as Subway Surfer and Temple Run, leading to the infection of roughly 5,000 computers in Sweden, Israel, Spain, and Bermuda.

The malware, spotted and analyzed by cyber-intelligence firm Check Point, is a backdoor that gives the adversaries complete control over compromised machines, supporting remote command execution and real-time interactions.

The goal of the threat actors is social media promotion and click fraud, which they achieve by controlling social media accounts on Facebook, Google, YouTube, and Sound Cloud, as Electron Bot supports new account registration, commenting, and liking on these platforms.

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