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Canonical's Snap Store Hit By Malicious Apps
Stemming from reports of several fake crypto apps appearing in Canonical's Snap Store that aimed to steal user funds, temporary restrictions have been put in place while Canonical investigates the security matter.
Due to Snap users reporting several recently published Snaps that are potentially malicious in stealing user crypto funds, the Snap Store removed the reported Snaps. A temporary manual review requirement has also been put in place on new Snap registrations. This manual review is intended to thwart bad actors from registering names of legitimate applications (or at least legitimate sounding names) and using that as an avenue for pushing malicious Snaps to users.