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.

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Crypto mining site hijacked millions of smartphones


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