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Poloniex makes fake Google Play apps that steal user funds

Researchers have uncovered a new Bitcoin virus amid warnings that CryptoShuffler has made a comeback , flying over $ 140,000. Resources Researchers at RBC, Kaspersky and ESET have discovered two applications that do not officially exist and infect users on Google Play.

The applications are believed to come from the exchange of cryptocurrency Poloniex, even if Poloniex does not have any application.

After the download, the users who enter the login information find stolen funds on their Poloniex accounts. "Both of these apps were trying to steal the credentials of Poloniex and access user emails," said Lukas Stefanko, of ESET, in a warning released last week. .

The latest threat adds to the soup of malicious items currently targeting Internet users, taking advantage of Bitcoin as

In addition to CryptoShuffler, which takes advantage of copy + paste tools to replace destination Bitcoin addresses, companies continued to be redeemed last week by new Bitcoin malware.

Bad Rabbit, who targeted large groups in Russia, Ukraine and further afield, showed similar characteristics to May's WannaCry attack.

Stefanko advised users to allow two-factor authentication to prevent rents or future hackers.