Official app stores targeted by malicious Bitcoin apps

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With increasing interest in cryptocurrency it’s inevitable that cyber criminals will see the potential to make money from investors and users. Threat management company RiskIQ has found that hackers are targeting the Apple, Google Play, SameAPK, APKPlz and other app store users with malicious cryptocurrency apps aiming to steal money and personal data. In analysis of 18,408 apps across 20 app stores, the firm’s researchers uncovered over 600 blacklisted Bitcoin-themed apps in total. Monitoring for 10 of the popular Bitcoin exchanges in the app title, RiskIQ found 661 apps to be blacklisted by official cyber security vendors but still available…

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