Ars Technica: Google Play caught hosting an app that steals users’ cryptocurrency. “The malware, which masqueraded as a legitimate cryptocurrency app, worked by replacing wallet addresses copied into the Android clipboard with one belonging to attackers, a researcher with Eset said in a blog post. As a result, people who intended to use the app to transfer digital coins into a wallet of their choosing would instead deposit the funds into a wallet belonging to the attackers.”
Bleeping Computer: Over 1,000 Magento Stores Hacked to Steal Card Data, Run Cryptojacking Scripts. “Security researchers say they’ve identified at last 1,000 Magento sites that have been hacked by cybercriminals and infected with malicious scripts that steal payment card details or are used as staging points in the delivery of other malware.” Magento is an ecommerce platform.
CNET: Google bans cryptocurrency mining extensions for Chrome. “Google has a new policy that’s mine-numbing for cryptojackers. Google announced that it’s kicking all cryptocurrency mining extensions off its Chrome web store, pointing to how often they’d been abused by scammers.”