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Millions Of Android Users Hacked By This Cryptomining Attack

 Millions Of Android Users Hacked
 Millions Of Android Users Hacked

 Millions Of Android Users Hacked

We all know very well that the Android operating system
and its apps are usually more exposed to security problems and the
presence of malware of all kinds. With the arrival of the
cryptocurrencies, this was the new focus to explore the users. However,
now, according to the latest reports, millions of Android users hacked
by this cryptomining attack.

Millions Of Android Users Hacked By This Cryptomining Attack

The Android operating system and its apps are usually more exposed to
security problems and the presence of malware of all kinds. With the
arrival of the cryptocurrencies, this was the new focus to explore the
users.
A new campaign was recently detected and was obliging the mining of these crypto-coins.
This new campaign is equal to many others that have been known in the
past and have affected Android smartphones. By routing users to
dedicated sites, they are making a profit for attackers, either through
the display of advertising or, as in this case, by offering a processor
to mine crypto-coins.

In this case, Android users were even alerted to a supposed high
processing problem and should put a captcha code in order for the
situation to be resolved.
While this process was going on, in incognito, they were mining
virtual currency for the attackers. It was only a few minutes, but it
surrendered to those who set up this scheme.

This form of attack was included and disguised in several apps, which directed users to these sites dedicated to mining, discreetly and without them realizing that they were being used.

The number of victims is not known but is high. We have identified at least 5 domains using the same captcha and the same keys as the Coinhive site. At least 2 of these sites had more than 30 million hits per month and the 5 combined domains had about 800,000 visits per day, with an average of 4 minutes per visit.

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As with the browser version of this type of attack, the sum of many users makes it profitable for attackers. It is only a few minutes that, accumulated, can revert significantly to who is managing the attack.

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