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Cryptocurrency mining site hijacked millions of Android phones

Smartphone users are as vulnerable to cryptocurrency mining hijacks as their desktop counterparts, and sometimes on a dramatic scale. Malwarebytes has detailed a "drive-by" mining campaign that redirected millions of Android users to a website that hijacked their phone processors for mining the alt coin Monero. It was believed that infected apps with malicious ads would steer people toward the pages.

Crypto mining site hijacked millions of smartphones


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