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Non-Malicious Android Crypto Mining Apps Scam Users at Scale

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Jul
2021
Non-Malicious Android Crypto Mining Apps Scam Users at Scale

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Between March 2020 and March 2021, the value of bitcoin rose from $6,483 to $58,734 (Statista.com). The value is roughly $32,500 at the time of publishing. There’s money in cryptocurrency; and where there’s money, there’s criminals.

Researchers at mobile security firm Lookout have identified more than 170 Android apps that target and scam users interested in cryptocurrencies. Twenty-six of these were found on the official Google Play store — the remainder on third-party stores.

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