Phones Hacked to Mine Cryptocurrency: Monero Android Malware Discovered – BerTTon

Monero worm

Watch out! There is a Monero worm on the loose. Chinese cybersecurity firm 360 Netlab have reported that a Monero (XMR) worm which harnesses android devices to mine the coin and send it to a single digital wallet, is currently active.

In an updated blog post, 360 Netlab describe what they know so far about the malware, which is currently infecting users mostly in China and South Korea. Presently, we know that the first infection can be traced back to January 31st, and is able to double every 12 hours. However, the infected population seems to …

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