The latest to malware to hit Android users is a "drive-by" mining attack that directs users to a malicious website which then hijacks their smartphone hardware to mine the Monerocryptocurrency. Please prove that you are human by solving the captcha.
The group's activities were observed in late January, but may have started as early as November 2017, with millions of mobile users (presumably Android devices are targeted, they said) getting redirected to a browser page created to perform in-browser cryptomining. Meanwhile, here is a on how to stop websites from using your phone or computer to mine cryptocurrencies. This means that until the user enters the code, the smartphone or tablet will be mining Monero and exerting a load on the device processor.
To get the user to submit to the mining effort, it uses a clever technique to trick them.
The team advises Android device users "to run the same security tools they have on their PC on their mobile devices", saying that unauthorized crypto mining could "cause permanent damage". While some people may be redirected through regular browsing via malvertising, it's thought that infected apps with malicious ad modules are the main culprit.
Interestingly, upon clicking entering the code, users are redirected to the home page, the report says.
Aside from the one in November, five more domains were registered in less than 30 days. "This is unfortunately common in the Android ecosystem, especially with so-called "free" apps", the researchers said. However, that takes a lot of equipment and electrical power, and that's not easily affordable. Several other identical domains were discovered using the same CAPTCHA code.
Malwarebytes estimates that the five domains it identified attain around 800,000 visits per day, with visitors spending an average of four minutes on the site.
"It is hard to determine how much Monero currency this operation is now yielding without knowing how many other domains (and therefore total traffic) are out there", said Jérôme Segura, Malwarebytes researchers. Researchers estimate that given the power of the processors and the small amount of time spent mining, the whole operation is only bringing in a few thousand dollars a month. "Malware-based miners, as well as their web-based counterparts, are booming and offering online criminals new revenue sources".
"No platform is immune to cryptomining, and although mobile devices may indeed be less powerful than full fledged desktops, there is a greater number of them out there", Jérôme Segura, lead malware intelligence analyst at Malwarebytes told ZDNet.
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