Symantec discovered 8 apps on Microsoft Store that secretly mined for cryptocoin


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Originally published at: https://www.myce.com/news/symantec-discovered-8-apps-on-microsoft-store-that-secretly-mined-for-cryptocoin-86187/

Security researchers from antivirus vendor Symantec discovered 8 malicious apps in the Microsoft Store that secretly consumed computer resources to mine cryptocurrencies. The apps were disguised as computer and battery optimization tutorial, internet search, web browsers, and video viewing and download app.