Now, an Android app hosted on the official Google Play store has been pulled after it was found to be surreptitiously stealing bitcoin and cryptocurrency from unwitting users, researchers revealed late last week—thought to be the first time this kind of malware has been hosted on the official Android app store. "Cryptocurrency stealers that replace a wallet address in the clipboard are no longer limited to Windows or shady Android app stores. Several malicious apps have been caught previously on Google Play impersonating MetaMask. "This first appearance of clipper malware on Google Play serves as another imperative for Android users to stick with the best practices for mobile security." Security researchers have previously found bitcoin and cryptocurrency stealing software on download.cnet.com, one of the world's most popular software-hosting sites, and also on unofficial Android app stores.
Source: Forbes February 11, 2019 07:41 UTC