25 bogus Google Play store apps promised to mine cryptocurrency for a fee, scamming wannabe investors

Written by Tonya Riley. Scammers are pushing fake cryptomining apps in order to make a buck off of victims interested in virtual currency. Security researchers at Lookout identified more than 170 apps that advertise themselves as providing cryptocurrency-mining services on the cloud for a fee. Unlike other popular cryptocurrency scams on mobile, the criminals aren’t seeking to empty a user’s wallet or download malicious software.

Link: 25 bogus Google Play store apps promised to mine cryptocurrency for a fee, scamming wannabe investors
via http://www.cyberscoop.com

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