Malware Identified in Google Play and Removed: Another Security Breach Targeting Bitcoins!
Another disturbing event has taken place recently in Google Play, reminding us all how vulnerable mobile users can be online. The malware that has been determined by Lookout is BadLepricon and aims at masking itself into live wallpaper and motivating users to download it and make use of it on their devices. As a result, the negative effects that are triggered are devastating, leading to the consumption of energy from the mobile device and even the mining of Bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies.
To be more particular, five live wallpapers so far have been removed from Google Play for that reason. People are alarmed by the vulnerability of the Google market against apps that are malicious and can cause frustrating reactions. It seems that the more the popularity that mobile devices gain, the more the desire of hostile intruders to take full advantage of the security breaches that can occur along the way. The security firm raises concern to the mobile users and encourages them to evaluate the symptoms that they determine on a daily basis. If they find that their mobile device has been running low on battery unusually quickly or if they notice something strange as to its performance, they should suspect that something is deadly wrong. Perhaps mining of Bitcoins is taking place and you should take some immediate action!
It is really hard to admit that all mobile devices have been the target of so many security breaches over time. It is high time greater attention has been shown to the enhancement of the security layering against the threats and dangers lurking in the dark for the users of mobile devices. Without the proper training and without constant effort of controlling the cyberspace and monitoring any suspicious moves, such incidents will become part of our daily routine with substantial consequences.