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Russian Developer Snuck Cryptocurrency Mining into Android Apps

14
Nov
2017
Russian Developer Snuck Cryptocurrency Mining into Android Apps

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Apps found in Google Play turned mobile devices into cryptocurrency miners unbeknownst to their users, according to researchers from security firm Ixia.
A Russian developer installed cryptocurrency mining code in his popular crossword game app Puzzle as well as his in-game awards and bonuses app Reward Digger, without notifying users they would be mining cryptocurrency coins on his behalf, according to researchers.

 

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