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Ethereum Stealing Malware Caught Hiding in Google’s Android App Store

Malware making it to the Google Play Store isn’t a new thing, but an ESET security researcher recently came across what’s likely the first clipper malware on Android.

Detected by ESET as Android/Clipper.C, the clipper malware was published in the Google Play Store on February 1 and tried to sabotage Ethereum transfers by replacing the wallet addresses in the clipboard with the ones of its creator.

Basically, whenever users tried to transfer digital coins to someone else and copied their wallet address to the clipboard, the malware kicked in and replaced this address with the one belonging to its developer.

When the transfer was complete, the funds ended up being transferred to the malware author, ESET explains in a technical analysis of the malware. Additionally, the clipper malware also tried to steal credentials required to manage Ethereum funds.

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