Delete these 8 crypto apps NOW as cyber-experts reveal how they can ruin your smartphone
EIGHT cryptocurrency-related apps are being removed from the Google Play Store after cyber-experts labelled them as malicious.
If you're an Android user, you're advised to check your phone for the apps and delete them immediately.
The eight apps to delete
Experts are warning that the following “crypto
- BitFunds – Crypto Cloud Mining
- Bitcoin Miner – Cloud Mining
- Bitcoin (BTC) – Pool Mining Cloud Wallet
- Crypto Holic – Bitcoin Cloud Mining
- Daily Bitcoin Rewards – Cloud Based Mining System
- Bitcoin 2021
- MineBit Pro – Crypto Cloud Mining & btc miner
- Ethereum (ETH) – Pool Mining Cloud
According to TrendMicro, the cryptocurrency apps are fake and trick victims into watching ads and paying money.
They're said to present themselves as cryptocurrency mining apps and claim they can make users a huge profit.
Unfortunately, the apps are merely trying to take your money.
Some users were tricked into paying $15 per month for subscription services.
According to the cyber-experts, none of the apps created a profit for anyone who downloaded them.
Some of the apps even cost money to install.
Crypto Holic – Bitcoin Cloud Mining and Daily Bitcoin Rewards cost $12.99 and $5.99 respectively.
Even though the eight apps in question have now been removed by Google, cyber-experts suspect there is others out there.
You should always read the reviews of apps and never download anything you're unsure about.
Some reviews for the malicious apps mentioned warned others that were a scam and didn't work.
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