Mobile News This malicious Play Store app was designed to steal cryptocurrency deposits


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Online security firm ESET discovered an app in the Google Play Store (via Ars Technica) that steals cryptocurrency being deposited into online wallets belonging to cryptocurrency users. This type of malware is called a "clipper" and it works because addresses of cryptocurrency wallets are composed of long strings of characters. While this is done for security reasons, most people with such a wallet would rather copy the address and paste it using the clipboard.

The "clipper" apps replace the correct address on the clipboard with the address of the hacker's own ...

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