Oh, snap! Just because some packages are available to install directly from the Ubuntu Software Center doesn’t make them safe. This is proved by a recent discovery of malware in some snap packages from the Ubuntu Snaps Store.
At least two of the snap packages, 2048buntu and Hextris, uploaded to the Ubuntu Snaps Store by user Nicolas Tomb, contained malware. All packages by Nicolas have since been removed from the Ubuntu Snaps Store, “pending further investigations”.
I honestly did not expect anyone to care enough to upload malware to the Ubuntu Software Center. Good thing it got caught.