Wednesday, 07 December 2022

Eight dangerous apps from Play Store banned by Google

Eight dangerous apps from Play Store banned by Google

Google has banned as many as eight high risky apps from Play Store, including Bitcoin, BitFunds, Bitcoin Miner, Bitcoin (BTC) Bitcoin, and many more. You must delete them from your phone, too; check the complete lists.

Cryptocurrency mining has been gathered everyone's interest, especially throughout the last couple of days. However, hackers use this as public interest in cryptocurrencies to trick innocent citizens to installed malicious apps on smartphones containing dangerous adware and malware.

The good news is that these malicious actors have been identifying by Google and removed by them. As many as eight dangerous apps have been withdrawing from Google Play Store, masquerading as cryptocurrency mining apps - users were attracted by promises of earning big profits by investing money in cloud-mining operations.

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Here's a list of the eight dangerous apps that have been removing from the Google Stores.

  • Crypto Cloud Mining – BitFunds
  • Cloud Mining – Bitcoin Miner
  • Pool Mining Cloud Wallet – Bitcoin (BTC)
  • Bitcoin Cloud Mining – Crypto Holic
  • Cloud-Based Mining System – Daily Bitcoin Rewards
  • Bitcoin 2021 app
  • Crypto Cloud Mining & BTC miner - MineBit Pro
  • Pool Mining Cloud - Ethereum (ETH)

The research website says that two of these apps are paid apps that users need to purchase for full permission of the app. While users need to pay $12.99 ( ₹966 approx.) to download Bitcoin Cloud Mining – Crypto Holic, they needed to have to pay $5.99 ( ₹445 approx.) to download Cloud Based Mining System – Daily Bitcoin Rewards.

Further, Trend Micro said that more than 120 fakes cryptocurrency mining apps are still available online in a market. "These apps, which don't have cryptocurrency mining capabilities and deceive users into watching in-app ads, have affected more than 4,500 users globally from July 2020 to July 2021," the company wrote in a blog.