Google Play Flooded by Fake Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Apps
The number of fake cryptocurrency and blockchain tech apps in the Google Play Store increases along with the Bitcoin (BTC/USD) price. The cyber-criminals tend to up their dirty games when the cryptocurrency prices rise by creating different scams and malevolent crypto-related apps.
Cryptojacking is No Longer an Issue?
After the recent shutdown of Coinhive, many people have reported that there has been a drop in the number of cryptojacking incidents. With that in mind, we’ll now take a look into whether cryptojacking is a thing of the past, or if it still continues to be a problem for users of cryptocurrency.
Crypto Mining Malware has Become a New Way of Tricking Innocent Users
Ransomware has always been the main means of getting access to easy money for cybercriminals. However, the tendency shifted since new powerful financial technology began to evolve. Cryptocurrency mining platforms, especially those focused on Bitcoin and Monero, have become the favourite victims of malware programs.
Cryptojackers Penetrate Google Play Once More
As revealed in a report from SophosLab's Pankaj Kohli, Google Play is spreading malevolent applications posing as games, educational instruments or system utilities but which actually use your Android gadget to mine digital currency.
Firefox to Stop In-Browser Cryptojacking Using New Enhanced Feature
Mozilla Firefox users are more likely to observe cryptocurrency mining malware scripts blocked by default in upcoming releases of the improved web browser. Firefox is a free and open-source web browser developed by Mozilla Foundation and its subsidiary, Mozilla Corporation.
Government Websites Have Been Hijacked by Wicked Crypto Miners
In a hack attack, the government websites, including the Information Commissioner's Office and thousands of other sites around the world have been running a malware program that uses the visitor’s computer to mine Monero, a cryptocurrency, which like Bitcoin is blockchain based, but with a greater concentration on transaction privacy.