Android malware is taking over phones to mine for cryptocurrency

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If you were optimistic enough to believe that Android’s malware plague couldn’t get any worse, I have some bad news for you. This week, the team behind anti-malware software Malwarebytes reported on a new strain of malware that is redirecting Android owners to pages that use the device’s processing power to mine for cryptocurrency.

Malwarebytes first discovered the malware when investigating a separate campaign late last month. Specifically, the team was testing a malvertising chain on Windows and Chrome that would lead to tech support scams, but when they tested the same chain on Android, they were “redirected via a series of hops to that cryptomining page.”

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