Google's Play Store unknowingly hosted a fake cryptocurrency app that actually modifies users' crypto wallet addresses once they're copied to the clipboard, researchers are reporting.
This Android-based "clipper" malware, as it's called, secretly changes the wallet address to one hosted by the attackers, allowing them to steal victims' digital coin transactions, explains ESET researcher Lukas Stefanko in a Feb. 8 company blog post.
Clipper malware first came to light in 2017, and found its away into unofficial third-party app stores by 2018, but this is the first-ever case of it sneaking into the Play Store, ESET claims.
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