Coin Miner Mobile Malware Returns, Hits Google Play


[H]F Junkie
Apr 25, 2001
Those pesky hackers are once again planting malware in apps to use your hardware for making money through mining. They are back in android apps and they're on Google Play and ready to rock. If you feel your phone heating up and the battery going down it might just be a similar app. Come on people, don't trust those kinds of apps on Google Play.

The efficacy of mobile devices to actually produce cryptocurrency in any meaningful amount is still doubtful. However, the effects on users of affected devices are clear: increased device wear and tear, reduced battery life, comparably slower performance.