Mining malware shows up in Google Play Store apps

Shawn Knight

TechSpot Staff
Staff member
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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Spykezxp

TS Addict
I gotta say this is a pretty clever way to mine.
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.
 

Jad Chaar

Elite Techno Geek
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.
Yeah it could and probably was a lot.