Russian Software Disguised In Thousands Of Smartphone Apps

Pushwoosh falsely presents itself as U.S.-based company, though Reuters notes no evidence of mishandled data

  • Computer code developed by Pushwoosh – a company that deceptively appears to be based in the U.S. but is in fact Russian – was found by Reuters to be used in thousands of smartphone applications available in Apple and Google online stores.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) removed Russia-linked Pushwoosh software from seven public-facing apps after learning of the compromised software from Reuters.
  • An app used by U.S. Army soldiers at one of its main combat training bases was removed in March due after learning it contained Pushwoosh code.
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