Google has banned as many as 8 dangerous apps from its Play Store including BitFunds, Bitcoin Miner, Bitcoin,Bitcoin (BTC) and more. You must delete them from your smartphone too; check the full list.
Cryptocurrency mining has been garnering everyone’s interest especially over the span of the last couple of months. However, hackers are using this public interest in cryptocurrencies to trick innocent netizens into installing malicious apps on their smartphones containing dangerous malware and adware. The good thing is that these malicious actors have been identified and Google has removed them. In fact, as many as 8 dangerous apps have been removed from Google Play Store that were masquerading as cryptocurrency mining apps – users were lured by promises of earning big profits by investing money in a cloud-mining operations.