Cryptocurrency mining has been gaining everyone’s attention especially in the last few months. However, hackers are using this public interest in cryptocurrencies to trick innocent people into installing apps containing dangerous malware and adware on their smartphones. The good thing is that these malware and adware apps have been identified and Google has now removed them. In fact, 8 dangerous apps have been removed from the Google Play Store that were there in the form of cryptocurrency mining apps. These apps promised users to make huge profits by investing money in cloud-mining operations.
According to a report by security firm Trend Micro, these dangerous 8 apps were tricking users into viewing advertisements, in which about Rs 1,115 a month went to the users to increase their mining capabilities, in return, the users did not get anything. Was.
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The company reported its findings to Google Play, after which they were immediately removed by Google. There is also an issue that Google may have removed them from the Play Store, but these apps may have already been downloaded in your phone.
You need to remove such apps from your phone as soon as possible. These are the 8 dangerous mining apps that you need to beware of.
— BitFunds – Crypto Cloud Mining.
— Bitcoin Miner – Cloud Mining.
— Bitcoin (BTC) – Pool Mining Cloud Wallet.
— Crypto Holic – Bitcoin Cloud Mining.
— Daily Bitcoin Rewards – Cloud Based Mining System.
— Bitcoin 2021.
— MineBit Pro – Crypto Cloud Mining & btc miner.
— Ethereum (ETH) – Pool Mining Cloud.
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The research site says that two of these apps are paid apps, which the user has to pay for. Users have to pay around Rs 966 in Crypto Holic – Bitcoin Cloud Mining App while Rs 445 in Daily Bitcoin Rewards – Cloud Based Mining System app.
In addition, Trend Micro states that over 120 fake cryptocurrency mining apps are still available online. The company wrote in a blog, ‘These apps, which do not have cryptocurrency mining capabilities and they only trick users to see ads. Such apps have affected more than 4,500 users globally from July 2020 to July 2021.
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