Beware of fake MS Store app that steals your Crypto wallets

Teodor Nechita
by Teodor Nechita
Software Managing Editor
Eager to help those in need, Teodor writes articles daily on subjects regarding Windows, Xbox, and all things tech-related. When not working, you may usually find him either at the gym or taking a stroll...
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  • Malware attacks are growing in frequency and they become more and more difficult to spot on, but not impossible nonetheless.
  • The fake Microsoft Store app listings, Spotify website, and PDF online converter tool are the newest form of attack reported by ESET research.
  • Attackers are going after passwords, documents, and even cryptocurrency wallets.
  • The targeted countries seem to be the ones from South America, for the moment at least.
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Malware attacks continue to remain in the spotlight considering that the ways in which they try to access your device are changing often.

ESET research shared on Twitter images of how the fake pages are looking and in this particular case, the malware attacks are copying Microsoft Store, Spotify, and a PDF converter tool.

The malware attacks are growing continuously so knowing how to spot them and using a reliable antivirus tool to protect your device is essential.

Fake Microsoft Store app

This fake Microsoft store listing app is one example of how the malware attack looks like, in this case, is a chess game online app that is targeting South Americas’ countries.

It seems as though if you download the app what you will get is a zip file named xChess_v.709.zip. In reality, this file is malware known as Ficker or FickerStealer.

According to the same source, the same strategy is being used for the Spotify website page and the PDF online converter tool.

If the malware does get installed on your device, the purpose will be to steal the credentials you shared on your web browsing and FTP clients as well.

Moreover, the malware can also steal over 15 cryptocurrency wallets and steal important documents that are located on your device.

Having all these in mind, make sure that when you are browsing the internet, your device is being protected and in case your device has already been attacked then a malware scan is crucial.

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