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Report: Google Hosted Malware App that Steals Cryptocurrency

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Feb 11, 2019 12:29 PM 2+ mon ago

Report: Google Hosted Malware App that Steals Cryptocurrency

Google reportedly hosted a "malware" app on its Google Play store that stole users' cryptocurrency, leading tech site Ars Technica to claim the company "can't be trusted to proactively keep malware out of Play."

According to Ars Technica, the "clipper" malware app "masqueraded as a legitimate cryptocurrency app," and "worked by replacing wallet addresses copied into the Android clipboard with one belonging to attackers."

"As a result, people who intended to use the app to transfer digital coins into a wallet of their choosing would instead deposit the funds into a wallet belonging to the attackers," Ars Technica reported, adding that the malware "impersonated a service called MetaMask" on the Google Play store.

ESET researcher Lukas Stefanko, who flagged the app, explained in a blog post, "This dangerous form of malware first made its rounds in 2017 ...

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