Millions Of Android Devices Fell Prey To Cryptocurrency Mining Site

Ever since cryptocurrency has come into play, millions of smartphone users have fallen prey to its hijacking as it no different from PC equivalents.

According to Malwarebytes, a ‘drive-by’ mining campaign indulged millions of Android users to a specific websites from where their devices were used to mine Monero (XMR) cryptocurrency. As per the researchers, some malicious ads within some infected apps slid the people onto the hijacked pages. Unless a user did not enter a captcha code, his device kept on working, sometimes overtime. The number of affected users are in millions. However, the precise number is still unknown.

Malwarebytes recommends Android users to use web filters and security software to protect their devices from the hijacks. Moreover, users should only download apps from Google Play.


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