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Android Users - Beware of Bitcoin Mining Malware

It has been reported that Bitcoin mining malware has been found in the Google Play store. If your battery is draining faster than usual, your phone maybe running a copy of the BadLepricon Bitcoin mining malware. "The malware comes in the form of a wallpaper app. Google promptly removed five of these applications after we alerted them to the issue. The apps had between 100-500 installs each at the time of removal."[1]

[1] https://blog.lookout.com/blog/2014/04/24/badlepricon-bitcoin/

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Guy Bruneau IPSS Inc. gbruneau at isc dot sans dot edu

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