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Fake Android Apps Containing Coinhive Miner Identified by Metadefender Cloud

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Fake Android Apps Containing Coinhive Miner Identified by Metadefender Cloud

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Waqas Amir of HackRead reported on fake Android applications that infect devices with Monero-mining Coinhive earlier this week. Coinhive is a cryptocurrency miner that uses devices' CPU power to mine Monero digital coins. Coinhive was discovered hidden inside malicious fake Android apps.

These fake apps are offered by a third-party website, androidapk [dot] world. Cyber security researcher Elliot Alderson discovered hundreds of infected Android apps containing Coinhive on the site, which claims to offer free APKs (Android application packages).

While Coinhive in and of itself is not malicious, it is considered malware when run without user permission. The source code for Coinhive can be viewed on GitHub.

Monero is a cryptocurrency, like Bitcoin but not as well-known. As cryptocurrency skyrockets in value, mining attacks are becoming more common. Cryptocurrency mining is resource-intensive, uses a great deal of energy, and can even damage hardware.

Scanning the APK Files with Metadefender Cloud               

We have identified and scanned many samples of the malicious APK files used to infect devices with Coinhive. Metadefender Cloud identifies them as malicious.

File Name SHA256 Hash No. of Engines Flagging as Malicious Link
air.com.hypah.io.slither.hack.apk BEBF0A7D09C5268A556B1CA1F361B1EB472F8A8896FBBFF701CD4016E9447E8F 1/36 https://metadefender.opswat.com/results#!/file/YTE4MDEwOXJ5TkRObUlmRXpCe...
air.com.noodlecake.luminocity.hack.apk A537A879E2EBEB45DF99DCF08C59276845FDD382A96997218B775602613C3CFC 1/36 https://metadefender.opswat.com/results#!/file/YTE4MDEwOUgxRkdwdW1Jek5NS...
air.com.sgn.familyguy.gp.hack.apk 55CD603AF55A19DA1356966DC12F1FF362F405A3F0062F070B9C450748479586 1/36 https://metadefender.opswat.com/results#!/file/YTE4MDEwOUhKM2VPZFhVR0VHS...
air.com.shirogames.evoland12.hack.apk A087E6487D846E40048E07E1BBCB4801D0C628AB0AA7C0984CCF4D5F867B0E51 1/36 https://metadefender.opswat.com/results#!/file/YTE4MDEwOUhrQVdUX1FVZlZHS...
air.FleeingtheComplex.hack.apk 5717D4AADF963744B9B3698A56CEE8F4B6DF3043B19CB367687A1F9E492715DD 1/36 https://metadefender.opswat.com/results#!/file/YTE4MDEwOUJKNmxGRjdMZjRmU...
bibleverses.bibleverse.bible.biblia.verse.devotion.hack.apk 216713E42A8DDD1DD1EA872BA9196892AD74329B00483C2CA65CB47F797729DD 1/36 https://metadefender.opswat.com/results#!/file/YTE4MDEwOXIxZHJ5NTdJTVZHU...
br.com.tapps.leagueofgamers.hack.apk 3A65021B8BF249F5772164A2BDDC8B895443E6E37B73DA2BD23E4F3407903708 1/36 https://metadefender.opswat.com/results#!/file/YTE4MDEwOXJKb05DWTdJekVHQ...
co.happybits.marcopolo.hack.apk BF79E6C3C77FAF95A7119765588CE5D01802683F319368FAF9CCA668774341BD 1/36 https://metadefender.opswat.com/results#!/file/YTE4MDEwOUIxbW1xUUxmTkdCS...
com.abtnprojects.ambatana.hack.apk 4E5C2CD3A0B08386A103B65A7DE9AE867C848397C9EBA9E86D2DC3984377E6D5 1/36 https://metadefender.opswat.com/results#!/file/YTE4MDEwOVNrYVotczdJR1ZNQ...
com.activision.boz.hack.apk 85BF77DCAEDF23E203787F731848A0AFACC78D55A7960945CE2C71CB9348E85A 1/36 https://metadefender.opswat.com/results#!/file/YTE4MDEwOVNrYTV5am1MZjR6Q...

 

You can view the full list of samples at the end of this article.

The Power of Multi-scanning

Metadefender Cloud uses multiple anti-malware engines to better catch malware, even malware strains that are new or unknown. Using multiple anti-malware engines brings detection rates up to over 99%.

We recommend scanning APK files with Metadefender Cloud, as this is far from the first time malware has been concealed in Android apps.

Samples

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