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.
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