Android Monero-Mining Malware Could Lead to Device Failure

A new Android malware, specifically a Monero-mining one, was uncovered by the security experts from Trend Micro. This malware can furtively use an Android device’s computing power to mine Monero. This Monero-mining malware was detected as “ANDROIDOS_HIDDENMINER” but simply referred to as “HiddenMiner”.

The mechanisms of this malware include app’s self-protection and persistence that could hide from unknown users and abuse the Device Administrator feature which is a technique seen in the infamous SLocker Android ransomware. This malware was found inside apps that are distributed via third-party app stores. And according to researchers, most of the infected users are eith…
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