Mining malware shows up in Google Play Store apps

By Shawn Knight
Mar 27, 2014
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  1. Malware creators interested in mining cryptocurrency on your behalf are expanding their efforts from desktops and notebooks to mobile devices. Security researchers at Trend Micro recently identified two apps -Songs and Prized - that are secretly being used to mine...

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  2. wastedkill

    wastedkill TechSpot Maniac Posts: 1,094   +222

    He probably earned enough cash to buy himself a $6mill house.
  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,916   +724

    So will they be renaming Dogecoins to Dodgycoins?
  4. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,797   +882

    I gotta say this is a pretty clever way to mine.
  5. Spykezxp

    Spykezxp TechSpot Booster Posts: 140   +21

    I agree with you, who ever came up with this idea was resourceful. Using a lot of mobile processors to do the job is a way of mining cryptocurrency. And the person(s) that came up with this idea probably realized that eventually it would get caught on to, so the wanted to get as much mining done before it was. I just wonder how much was actually mined.
  6. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,797   +882

    Yeah it could and probably was a lot.


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