Millions of smartphones was accused of secret mining cryptocurrency

Photo: Malwarebytes Labs Millions of smartphones are secretly bottom cryptocurrency

Many devices vulnerable to hacking and stealth mining cryptocurrency. Specialists told about the hacking of a company that allows you to use Android gadgets for these purposes.

Malwarebytes experts have said that millions of smartphones used for covert mining of cryptocurrency. They also noted that there was a hacking company that used the gadgets on Android for these purposes. This writes Malwarebytes Labs.

It is reported that the infected apps that contain malicious codes sent users to special websites via the browser mainile cryptocurrency.

While on the website the user is shown a banner that accuses him of “suspicious” activity on the Internet. In the end, the processor of the device is fully loaded with mining, so it slows down and heats up.

To establish the exact number of victims is not possible. However, according to experts, it is estimated in millions.

To protect yourself, experts suggest the use of special web filters and software that is responsible for security. Was also published a full list of malicious sites.

Earlier it was reported that the American has learned to mine crypto-currency by wind.

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