JavaScript Cryptomining Scripts Found in 19 Android Apps in Google Play

It seems that there is no end to the crypto-jacking menace that’s been affecting the web as of late. This post is based on a 13-page report released last week by Sophos, a UK cyber-security firm. Based on the security firm, 19 Android apps were discovered by its engineers that were uploaded and made available through the official Google Play Store.

These 19 apps, according to Sophos, were covertly loading an instance of the Coinhive script behind the users’ back. After the analysis done by the security researchers, they believed that the app authors are the same person or group. These app developers hid the Coinhive JavaScript mining code inside the HTML files in the assets fol…
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