These dangerous apps were cheating people tremendously on the pretext of Cryptocurrency. Google has removed it from playstore but if it is present in your phone then it needs to be deleted immediately.
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In the last few months, people are showing a lot of interest in cryptocurrencies and people are also discussing it a lot. While people are taking a lot of interest in cryptocurrency on the one hand, hackers are taking advantage of it and making people their victims. For this, they ask users to install malicious apps that contain dangerous malware and adware and as soon as they install it, the data of users’ children gets hacked. But Google has identified many such apps and removed them from the Play Store.
Google has removed a total of 8 dangerous apps from the Play Store that masquerade as cryptocurrency mining apps.
were showing. In this, it was being said to earn a strong profit on investing from the users. Security firm Trend Micro, in a report based on its analysis, said that these 8 malicious apps were tricking people on the pretext of ads, paying for subscription services that have an average monthly fee of $ 15 (about Rs 1115), and Were paying for the increased mining capabilities without getting anything.
Trend Micro informed Google Play about this and Google immediately removed it. The thing to note in this is that even though Google may have removed these apps from the Play Store, it may be that this app is still installed in your phone. In such a situation, if you have installed these apps, then it needs to be deleted immediately. These are those 8 dangerous apps…
— 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
The research site said that two of these apps are such that they were paid apps that users have to buy. Users have to pay 12.99 (about Rs 966) to download the Crypto Holic – Bitcoin Cloud Mining app. At the same time, users have to pay $ 5.99 (about Rs 445) to download Daily Bitcoin Rewards – Cloud Based Mining System.
Apart from this, Trend Micro also said that 120 fake cryptocurrency mining apps are still available online. The company said in its blog that these apps do not have cryptocurrency mining capabilities and they deceive users on the pretext of viewing in-app ads. Due to this, about 4500 users have been affected from July 2020 to July 2021.
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