November 5, 2017 IBOMLLC Team

Google Play Store too is not spared from stealthy Cryptomining Codes

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Admittedly, there is a gold rush to mine cryptocurrency and the fact that Bitcoin hit its highest value yet only serves to add more fuel to this growing craze. Miners have resorted to throwing ethics out of the Windows and it seems as long as the end justifies the means, they will even hack into your own device to help them mine these cryptocurrencies.

Unsuspecting users who innocently visit certain sites online get codes stealthily implanted locally on their system, which then harnesses their CPU processing power to help hackers mine cryptocurrencies. A number of sites that have been reported to be doing this include Pirate Bay among others.

Emerging news now show even mobile devices’ CPUs are also not spared. The hackers have stealthily implanted codes (JavaScript scripts) into mobile applications found on Google Play. Trend Micro made this discovery and zeroed in on two categories of malicious apps on Play Store, the ANDROIDOS_JSMINER, and ANDROIDOS_CPUMINER.

Trend Micro went further to elaborate that they detected ANDROIDOS_JSMINER in unsuspecting apps like the rosary app, Recitiamo Santo Rosario Free and another wireless app, …read more

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