We trust Trend Micro to tell us about malware and how to potentially avoid them. The last reminder we heard from them was the cryptocurrency miner malware being back in Google Play.

We also remember the DressCode malware, that media file vulnerability in Android, and the Android malware ‘Godless’ that used several exploit tools to root devices. Today, we’re learning about a new Android malware that can use a device to mine Monero.

The latter is a cryptocurrency similar to Bitcoin. What this app does is mine Moneros by hiding from the users and abuse the Device Administrator feature.

Trend Micro has detected the ANDROIDOS_HIDDENMINER. The cryptocurrency miner has victimized a number of users already.

One was able to get 26 XMR which is about $5,360 from a Monero wallet. Infected devices mine the Monero of anyone. Read more from androidcommunity.com…

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