New ‘Electron Bot’ Malware taking over app store

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A malware program that can take over social networking accounts – including Facebook, Google and Soundcloud – has infiltrated Microsoft’s official store by integrating popular games such as Temple Run or Subway Surfer.

The back door, called Electron Bot, gives the attackers complete control over the vulnerable machines. Among the various issues the malware can create remotely, it allows the operators to register new accounts, sign in, comment and like other social media posts – all in real time.

In a report, Check Point Research (CPR) said the malicious program had targeted more than 5,000 victims in 20 countries – most from Bermuda, Bulgaria, Russia, Spain and Sweden – in its ongoing attacks.

Read More: https://threatpost.com/microsoft-app-store-electron-bot-malware/178629/