Security researchers from Palo Alto Networks reported discovering malicous applications that were released to Google Play between October 2017 and November 2017.

145 apps were deemed malicious by the team and were pulled from the Play Store. However, unusually, the applications did not contain malicious code intended for the Android mobile operating system. They were laden with malware intended for Windows machines.

These apps are no threat to Android devices — despite them being available for download in a repository of apps designed for that particular operating system. The code is “inert and ineffective on the Android platform,” according to Palo Alto, and will instead only run on Windows systems.

The following infected APK files were found on Google Play.

SHA256 App Name
1896ed8d12f5a7c3046acd929e64cc97e8acb020e40c1b3a2001b30003f50883 Baby Room
290b7f930361d06e8f8c93aa9f97405d6b4b9fef7f9ac13c3c73c8966cf0e83a Motor Trail
b2fec79084611ad8abed3354399b2e759e903ec15976b9d10ac05e548964a1e9 Tattoo Name
b828b870a317693a0ae0544b9d0ffddcf6442da4d1979f6f8ccafcbe5c96d1e3 Car garage
86661a4a611484f8db2593bfae241db9b53274a1736ec668335f878ed24795e4 Japanese Garden
79e77835c9690ca0bc6d376659dd15f50e396bbc573fcc7293d458d8002f6a60 Koi fish
91bb8594e118338f38de22e96e89cc5e11d619da3ec3dc0ecada13720111a588 House Terrace
c41a8edaa85344e48a75843447358ea7a092fe1061bca79ac535abf467112eda Skirt Design
52d9df500ae7684d58c2bf65fb6852da1440e79b07a049f72585ccf8665e9d64 Yoga Meditation
21fce35139cfdf1145855987b6e3306adf26c3b60ba59b1c364a3d7d44bc5285 Shoe rack
4739a7d1317fee0a7a885a00468d9749bb7da5c5f1696408deaa736fa2aab6e9 Unique T-shirt
bc49cec1896f7f4542ff8712da8475bf5e55abe7558918c260492467eb03ef6f Mens Shoes
7345975ca29d16e3b55309e84f6249990878482ed55e597269fdd0cb77a290ff TV RuanG TaMu
ecb04d5359949bfbbc64fd7bedd8fde3a5b9703784fea8d758a3a643117165b0 Idea Glasses
a21f4e9536dcbcd810fbfcdff8f6cce5b6338f1d5df7ba45abd1a5f4ed8dca76 Fashion Muslim
41386181f9e7dc8085d6a117607cd79346744d925e5d2ca67759742fbac47e51 Bracelet
fceda65ea8624af018c072c60ed5fcb8b6bb00832fb63559e819463d2ba9db4e Clothing Drawing
c5b24cf5d348a6fe3ad543f70379c7d9fa60a8e9bac03d6ea387fcdbcbbca932 Minimalist Kitchen
c36e7566e2e92898162006b9922d9d8f450867224b67d2346f70d7e76b1cbae6 Nail Art
0039f9b2faac6146bddc2831fdfa6a03327f77d3954a1a27ab66e6b0b5952a3a Ice cream stick
a8687cb35ee453958dc1757608505f3c5a7f137909f517acb7a850316d0e87b4 Roof
7da49a0122444b2087a582d142c82375541544fd765f29b9b3f7728e598b54e0 Children Clothes
7312c5ba59f89350b13fe93107233a06c79a68eedff0eb082ef7a5f24bec76e2 Home Ceiling
bf00efc96cf3ecdd3069afbbfae53aeb79910848721fe50d64410760790f1a27 PoLa BaJu
892f883d3588ee952888cccb4bb9bb33092f1be924d981e69595a758daca8c86 Living room
5a1693d255e5f487214fd1cd46c0cff8d5375903459c7f87ae17f636fa470e32 Bookshelf
906cd586d8f7388c1fbb0581b926aa4b2dc5534d460cc3ba011198d26a1dfe16 Knitted Baby
96bd87c8bd8772b1f11b3e4771889b4d2d81739cd2ef7494a3ff54fc28e711f6 Hair Paint
54380fa8c12f6333a22fd0c728e615e92470565e96c7b39ae2f1d7e30584fc31 Wall Decoration
b6671808dbc226c11697c54d000b6a30213478c141d96aa4c3d52fa5243cff16 Painting Mahendi
525c515e3e8c0d6007ab79f05a64c42951b440db4ab12f397218efa9692faa84 Bodybuilder
399058e95153600a471d94309a6c3e87f3851647fb003f6d4289fa5b5df389a4 Couple shirts
44066a23057ee93bed27737e8f444150c29c68b14bc9b21419f549188e436103 Unique Graffiti
1fcd61a10c170d259fca12e52d1930018adafad5613551b5bbb14987de1c7cfd Paper flower
0b85488788f7f83e879f41591d674b50d4daafb60094918391d98f143ba54ddc Night gown
cb11dd259fa4fc0c1b4ee878cfb3c2df2a0a6ecab83276e33185ba7ce45c46ba Wardrobe Ideas
4091c8acea954fffd22be4c0675c440cf1fe4620d6659b8d23d8d3a2fc815e20 Dining table
9412ca41b7c9aebaeef05fe5c45bf5c5d998e5da44d5a7a495f5ba06c00feea0 Gymnastics
761032267b9659cd04676fce55e602a87e43cb4c75c58fa61486cc73da0016c6 Use Child
14bffba23e2bf4a61b4a54f1ef5027225290eab7f10d4c663570629e456cf51e Window Design
5dca7151c50ce88102b1fc5c0dd984c57202ad7c67f25be231d64cf1d52da437 Hijab StyLe
3350f4eb55c2f00c1ba0380044a1a6670a4eddc5cbabf903f2ad2e266eab58d2 Wing Chun
c99a6e7e5d066076bacfad9142e3cf01855525782d638ccfe9ce7cd57d11ca5c Fencing Technique

Recommendation

Despite being harmless for Android devices, it is still recommended to uninstall these applications if you already installed one of them.

Inspired by  Paloalto Research

Les chercheurs en sécurité de Palo Alto Networks ont rapporté avoir découvert des applications malveillantes publiées sur Google Play entre octobre 2017 et novembre 2017.

145 applications ont été jugées malveillantes par l’équipe et ont été supprimées du Play Store. Cependant, les applications ne contenaient pas de code malveillant destiné au système d’exploitation Android. Ils étaient chargés de logiciels malveillants destinés aux machines Windows.

Ces applications ne constituent pas une menace pour les appareils Android – bien qu’elles soient disponibles au téléchargement dans une plateforme d’applications conçues pour Android. Le code est “inerte et inefficace sur les smartphones/tablettes Android”, selon Palo Alto, et fonctionnera uniquement sur les systèmes Windows.

Les fichiers APK infectés qui ont été trouvés sur Google Play sont les suivants:

SHA256 App Name
1896ed8d12f5a7c3046acd929e64cc97e8acb020e40c1b3a2001b30003f50883 Baby Room
290b7f930361d06e8f8c93aa9f97405d6b4b9fef7f9ac13c3c73c8966cf0e83a Motor Trail
b2fec79084611ad8abed3354399b2e759e903ec15976b9d10ac05e548964a1e9 Tattoo Name
b828b870a317693a0ae0544b9d0ffddcf6442da4d1979f6f8ccafcbe5c96d1e3 Car garage
86661a4a611484f8db2593bfae241db9b53274a1736ec668335f878ed24795e4 Japanese Garden
79e77835c9690ca0bc6d376659dd15f50e396bbc573fcc7293d458d8002f6a60 Koi fish
91bb8594e118338f38de22e96e89cc5e11d619da3ec3dc0ecada13720111a588 House Terrace
c41a8edaa85344e48a75843447358ea7a092fe1061bca79ac535abf467112eda Skirt Design
52d9df500ae7684d58c2bf65fb6852da1440e79b07a049f72585ccf8665e9d64 Yoga Meditation
21fce35139cfdf1145855987b6e3306adf26c3b60ba59b1c364a3d7d44bc5285 Shoe rack
4739a7d1317fee0a7a885a00468d9749bb7da5c5f1696408deaa736fa2aab6e9 Unique T-shirt
bc49cec1896f7f4542ff8712da8475bf5e55abe7558918c260492467eb03ef6f Mens Shoes
7345975ca29d16e3b55309e84f6249990878482ed55e597269fdd0cb77a290ff TV RuanG TaMu
ecb04d5359949bfbbc64fd7bedd8fde3a5b9703784fea8d758a3a643117165b0 Idea Glasses
a21f4e9536dcbcd810fbfcdff8f6cce5b6338f1d5df7ba45abd1a5f4ed8dca76 Fashion Muslim
41386181f9e7dc8085d6a117607cd79346744d925e5d2ca67759742fbac47e51 Bracelet
fceda65ea8624af018c072c60ed5fcb8b6bb00832fb63559e819463d2ba9db4e Clothing Drawing
c5b24cf5d348a6fe3ad543f70379c7d9fa60a8e9bac03d6ea387fcdbcbbca932 Minimalist Kitchen
c36e7566e2e92898162006b9922d9d8f450867224b67d2346f70d7e76b1cbae6 Nail Art
0039f9b2faac6146bddc2831fdfa6a03327f77d3954a1a27ab66e6b0b5952a3a Ice cream stick
a8687cb35ee453958dc1757608505f3c5a7f137909f517acb7a850316d0e87b4 Roof
7da49a0122444b2087a582d142c82375541544fd765f29b9b3f7728e598b54e0 Children Clothes
7312c5ba59f89350b13fe93107233a06c79a68eedff0eb082ef7a5f24bec76e2 Home Ceiling
bf00efc96cf3ecdd3069afbbfae53aeb79910848721fe50d64410760790f1a27 PoLa BaJu
892f883d3588ee952888cccb4bb9bb33092f1be924d981e69595a758daca8c86 Living room
5a1693d255e5f487214fd1cd46c0cff8d5375903459c7f87ae17f636fa470e32 Bookshelf
906cd586d8f7388c1fbb0581b926aa4b2dc5534d460cc3ba011198d26a1dfe16 Knitted Baby
96bd87c8bd8772b1f11b3e4771889b4d2d81739cd2ef7494a3ff54fc28e711f6 Hair Paint
54380fa8c12f6333a22fd0c728e615e92470565e96c7b39ae2f1d7e30584fc31 Wall Decoration
b6671808dbc226c11697c54d000b6a30213478c141d96aa4c3d52fa5243cff16 Painting Mahendi
525c515e3e8c0d6007ab79f05a64c42951b440db4ab12f397218efa9692faa84 Bodybuilder
399058e95153600a471d94309a6c3e87f3851647fb003f6d4289fa5b5df389a4 Couple shirts
44066a23057ee93bed27737e8f444150c29c68b14bc9b21419f549188e436103 Unique Graffiti
1fcd61a10c170d259fca12e52d1930018adafad5613551b5bbb14987de1c7cfd Paper flower
0b85488788f7f83e879f41591d674b50d4daafb60094918391d98f143ba54ddc Night gown
cb11dd259fa4fc0c1b4ee878cfb3c2df2a0a6ecab83276e33185ba7ce45c46ba Wardrobe Ideas
4091c8acea954fffd22be4c0675c440cf1fe4620d6659b8d23d8d3a2fc815e20 Dining table
9412ca41b7c9aebaeef05fe5c45bf5c5d998e5da44d5a7a495f5ba06c00feea0 Gymnastics
761032267b9659cd04676fce55e602a87e43cb4c75c58fa61486cc73da0016c6 Use Child
14bffba23e2bf4a61b4a54f1ef5027225290eab7f10d4c663570629e456cf51e Window Design
5dca7151c50ce88102b1fc5c0dd984c57202ad7c67f25be231d64cf1d52da437 Hijab StyLe
3350f4eb55c2f00c1ba0380044a1a6670a4eddc5cbabf903f2ad2e266eab58d2 Wing Chun
c99a6e7e5d066076bacfad9142e3cf01855525782d638ccfe9ce7cd57d11ca5c Fencing Technique

Recommandation

Bien qu’inoffensif pour les appareils Android, il est toujours recommandé de désinstaller ces applications si vous en avez déjà installé un.

Inspiré par  Paloalto Research

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