Squid Game is all the rage these days, with the Korean show having quickly become Netflix’s biggest launch to date. The hype is taken advantage of by online threat actors who are spreading malware onto target computers by luring victims by the name of the Netflix series.
The malicious activity has been spotted on the Google Play Store, hidden in an app that masquerades as a wallpaper store named after the show. The Squid Game app, one among many of its kind, is filled with malware. The app has already been downloaded by over 5,000 users from the Play Store.
Stefanko explained that the app was able to download and execute native libraries on the target device, which contain codes that a developer wrote for specific computer architecture. These native libraries then download and execute the APC payload on the target device.