• A cryptocurrency stealing app found on Google Play was downloaded over a thousand times

    26 days ago - By TechCrunch

    Researchers have found two apps masquerading as cryptocurrency apps on Android's app store, Google Play.
    One of them was largely a dud. The second was designed to steal cryptocurrency, the researchers said.
    Security firm ESET said one of the two fake Android apps impersonated Trezor, a hardware cryptocurrency wallet. The good news is that app couldn't be used to steal cryptocurrency stored by Trezor. But the researchers found the app was connected to a second Android app which could have been used to scam funds out of unsuspecting victims.
    Lukas Stefanko, a security researcher at ESET...
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  • As Bitcoin surges, hackers rush to spread cryptocurrency malware on Google Play

    As Bitcoin surges, hackers rush to spread cryptocurrency malware on Google Play

    26 days ago - By The Next Web

    An unfortunate consequence of Bitcoin's price revival in recent weeks is the resurgence of cryptocurrency malware on Google Play. ESET security researchers, have verified that there were at least two apps on Google Play specifically designed to steal users' coins. One such app, called Trezor Mobile Wallet, was masquerading as an app version of the popular hardware wallet, Trezor. After analyzing the app, researchers found that it can't actually do any harm to Trezor users. But it is connected to another fake wallet called “Coin Wallet,” which does have the potential to scam unsuspecting...
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