More than 120 fake mining applications found Google Play

More than 120 fake mining applications found Google Play

Trend Micro experts found over 120 fake cryptocurrencies in the Google Play Store store for Google Play Store. Some of them downloaded more than 100,000 times.

According to the study, malicious programs do not have a mining function. They charge users a monthly fee of about $ 15 and additional payments allegedly for providing “extended mining opportunities”. Some applications require prepayments.

From July 2020 to July 2021, they affected more than 4,500 users around the world.

After contacting Trend Micro Google removed eight fraudulent applications. These include Bitfunds, Bitcoin Miner, Daily Bitcoin Rewarts, Crypto Holy, Minebit Pro, Bitcoin 2021, Ethereum – Pool Mining Cloud and BTC cryptochene (BTC) – Pool Mining Cloud Wallet.

However, more than 120 harmful programs are still available for downloading.

Recall that in July experts found Marc Cuban Praises 172 fake Android applications for mining.

Since August 3, Google allowed to promote through its advertising services the services of cryptocurrency exchanges and digital wallets for users in the United States. To do this, advertisers need to register with the [Simple_tooltip Content = ’’ network for combating financial crimes of the USA ’] Fincen [/simple_tooltip] as a company that provides settlement and cash services, or have a banking license in at least one of the states.

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