Remove them immediately from your phone, if you have installed these apps.
Cryptocurrency mining has gained the attention of everyone recently and many are curious about the new digital currency and want to make more profit from it. People always try the easiest way to earn profit. This makes them use applications and hackers take advantage of people’s interests.
Hackers and cybercriminals are taking this opportunity to mislead people. They are installing malicious apps on their smartphones containing dangerous malware and adware. Therefore Google bans 8 malicious apps.
Recently Google identified some of these dangerous apps and advised users to delete them immediately.
Google has removed as many as 8 malicious apps from Play Store. It was disguised as cryptocurrency mining apps.
Trend Micro discovered that these eight malicious apps were tricking victims into watching ads, paying for subscription services that have an average monthly fee of $15 ( ₹1,115 approx.)
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So if you have below malicious apps installed on your cellphone then remove them now.
Google bans 8 malicious apps which are listed below.
- 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
To download Crypto Holic – Bitcoin Cloud Mining, users had to pay $12.99 (around Rs 966) While they needed to pay $5.99 ( around Rs 445) to download the Daily Bitcoin Rewards – Cloud Based Mining System.
How to know about fake crypto mining app:
You should read the app’s reviews carefully.
Fake apps will receive numerous 5-star reviews.
If the app accepts an invalid wallet address then it could be a fake app.
Also after restarting the device if the app stops working in the backgroundthen then it could be fake.
if the app is accepting free withdrawals then it could be fake.
The transfer of cryptocurrency requires a handling fee, then it can be fake.