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Hidden crypto currency-mining code spotted in apps on Google Play

2014/03/27

Help Net Security - (International) Researchers at Lookout warned that Android apps which include hidden code used to mine for several forms of cryptocurrency have been spotted being offered on Spanish underweb forums. Trend Micro researchers also spotted two apps available in the Google Play store which contain cryptocurrency mining code, similar to compromised apps originally discovered by G Data researchers.

Source: http://www.net-security.org/malware_news.php?id=2746

Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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