Hackers hijack millions of Android devices to secretly mine Monero in drive-by cryptomining scheme

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Over the past few months, security experts have observed a steady rise in cryptojacking attacks, malware-based miners and browser-based cryptominers to ensnare the processing power of millions of devices to generate digital currencies without the knowledge or consent of users. “Forced cryptomining is now also affecting mobile phones and tablets en masse—not only via Trojanized apps, but also via redirects and pop-unders,”

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