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Old 12-02-18, 20:29
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Default Drive-by cryptomining campaign targets millions of Android users

This report comes from Malwarebytes Labs:

Drive-by cryptomining campaign targets millions of Android users - Malwarebytes Labs | Malwarebytes Labs
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Malvertising and online fraud through forced redirects and Trojanized apps—to cite the two most common examples—are increasingly plaguing Android users. In many cases, this is made worse by the fact that people often don’t use web filtering or security applications on their mobile devices.

A particular group is seizing this opportunity to deliver one of the most lucrative payloads at the moment: drive-by cryptomining for the Monero (XMR) currency. In a campaign we first observed in late January, but which appears to have started at least around November 2017, millions of mobile users (we believe Android devices are targeted) have been redirected to a specifically designed page performing in-browser cryptomining.
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Old 12-02-18, 23:18
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From ZDNet:

Android malware: Millions fall victim to drive-by cryptocurrency miner | ZDNet
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Researchers say that at least 60 million visits have been forcibly made to malicious Monero sites in what represents the first large-scale cryptocurrency campaign targeting mobile.

Millions of Android users have unwittingly lent their device to a drive-by cryptocurrency mining campaign in what's believed to be the first large operation of this kind to specifically target mobile users.

Malicious apps and sites with malvertising are redirecting millions of users to websites set up for the purposes of mining the Monero cryptocurrency.
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Default Re: Drive-by cryptomining campaign targets millions of Android users

An article from Bleeping Computer:

Android Web Users Victims of Cryptojacking Campaign
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Threat actors behind a malvertising campaign are explicitly targeting mobile web users, redirecting Android owners to websites where crooks mine Monero using the Coinhive service while the user is busy solving a CAPTCHA.

Spotted by Malwarebytes, this campaign appears to have started in November last year. The modus operandi is simple. Crooks hijack traffic from legitimate sites using malicious ads and redirect users to other domains.
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