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First Android Clipboard Hijacking Crypto Malware Found On Google Play Store

Malware dubbed Android/Clipper.C by ESET was discovered on Google Play Store. Malware was designed to secretly steal bitcoin and cryptocurrency from unwitting users. ESET researcher Lukas Stefanko spotted the malicious MetaMask app on Play Store shortly after its introduction to the app store on February 1. Google took down the malicious app almost immediately after being notified by the researcher. Last week, customers of the largest Canadian bitcoin exchange QuadrigaCX lost $145 million in cryptocurrency after the sudden death of its owner.


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