The Microsoft Store joined Google Play and the Apple Store as a host for illegal apps after Symantec found 81 available for download.

81 fake apps were found in the Microsoft Store.

These apps disguised themselves as pertaining to sports, news, utilities and games, but in fact were fronts for gambling and pornography apps. These Potentially Unwanted Apps (PUA) had well-known brand names such as Norton Antivirus, Grindr updates and Tinder Dating News but if downloaded either lead the user to a different site or to the brand’s actual app, but have install malware so the malicious actors can display different content at a later date, Symantec wrote.

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