April 12, 2018 IBOMLLC Team

Kaspersky warns cryptominers are now using perfectly legal apps to mine on your devices

Kaspersky warns cryptominers are now using perfectly legal applications to mine on your devices

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Kaspersky Lab has revealed that cyber criminals have moved into manipulating perfectly legal applications, in which they implant their malicious codes to stealthily hijack your device resources to mine them cryptocurrencies.

Kaspersky cites football-related and VPN apps as the major hosts of these monero-mining scripts. The cybersecurity firms has found evidence that cyber criminals are infecting legitimate apps and spreading them around the internet guised as football broadcasting apps or VPN apps. The major destination countries for such apps are Brazil and Ukraine.

Football apps are by far more infected by the stealthy malicious codes than VPNs. As the users use these apps to broadcast football videos, their devices are being discreetly used to mine cryptos for the criminals.

The criminal developers are mainly using Coinhive JavaScript to mine. When the user launches the infected app to broadcast football matches, an HTML files with the embedded JavaScript miner gets activated and converts the host device’s CPU power into Monero mining machine.

Most of these apps are being spread via Google Play Store, with the most popular of the infected application having been downloaded about …read more

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