Security News Canonical Changes Snap Store Policy in Ubuntu after Criminals Upload Fake Crypto Apps

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Malicious actors have been attacking the Ubuntu Snap Store in recent months by uploading fake crypto wallet apps to steal people’s money. The situation got so bad that Canonical had to change the upload flow procedures and manually inspect uploaded Snaps.

Ubuntu’s Snaps are actually containerized apps that have their own store. They’ve been available for a while, and Canonical, the company making Ubuntu, has been trying for some time to make this a new standard, albeit with limited success.

As it turns out, criminals discovered they could upload fake crypto-wallet applications, sometimes imitating real ones, and no one would be the wiser. The latest such upload was discovered by a former Canonical employee who actually worked to build the Snap store.

He quickly realized that the application offered in the store was not the real one, and it’s just a way for attackers to steal money. In fact, he found that someone online reported losses of almost half a million dollars after installing the app from the Ubuntu store. The fake crypto app was removed quickly, on the same day as the report.

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Malicious actors have been attacking the Ubuntu Snap Store in recent months by uploading fake crypto wallet apps to steal people’s money. The situation got so bad that Canonical had to change the upload flow procedures and manually inspect uploaded Snaps. Ubuntu’s Snaps are actually containerized apps that have their own store. They’ve been available for a while, and Canonical, the company making Ubuntu, has been trying for some time to make this a new standard, albeit with limited success. As

Source: Canonical Changes Snap Store Policy in Ubuntu after Criminals Upload Fake Crypto Apps
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