24/06/19 12:00 UTC-4

The new botnet infects Android devices for cryptocurrency mining

Hackers use Android for cryptocurrency mining
Hackers use Android for cryptocurrency mining

Malware botnets for miningMining
– is a type of activity for creating new blocks in the Blockchain to ensure proper system operation. Details
cryptocurrencies that come through the open ports of the Android Debug Bridge (ADB) and can be distributed via SSH are detected, – Trend Micro in a new report.


Malicious software infects Android

Malicious botnet programs have spread to 21 countries, but they dominate in South Korea.

This malware affects a lot of Android phones due to the fact that on some phones, the ADB developer feature is enabled by default as a means of debugging applications.

Most Android users do not need access to this feature, but depending on Android phone users, this feature may never have been disabled. On devices where ADB has not been disabled, the botnet takes advantage of the lack of authentication required to log into the device.

Penetration into your Android device through this botnet begins with this IP address: 45 [.] 67 [.] 14 [.] 179.

As soon as the address comes through ADB, it uses the command shell to update the directory and fulfill the requirements. Then three different miners are loaded, and the malware decides which miner is best suited for this Android, depending on the manufacturer, type of processor and hardware.

Hacking botnet programs for hidden mining cryptocurrency infect Android devices. And about the "white" mining methods – cryptocurrency farms, cloud mining and what is asic can be found in the "Mining" section. Recall that in the Evening, June 21, the organizer of the financial cryptocurrency pyramid, Patrick McDonnell, pleaded guilty in a court in the Eastern District of New York. The fraud called Coin Drop Markets has collected more than 200 thousand US dollars from investors.

Editor: Yuliya Soroka

See also: "Scammers used the equipment of the judicial administration of Ukraine for mining"

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