Symantec security researchers have found about eight potentially unwanted applications in the Microsoft Store that use a victim’s computer to mine cryptic currency. That’s what IT Pro says. The apps set include battery and computer optimization. They also act as search engines and browsers.
These include Fast-search Lite, Battery Optimizer (Tutorials), VPN Browsers+, Downloaders for YouTube Videos, Clean Master+ (Tutorials), FastTube, Findoo Browser 2019 and Findoo Mobile & Desktop Search. According to the security researchers, the apps came from three developers: DigiDream, 1clean and Findoo.
“The mine-script is then activated and starts to use the vast majority of the CPU cycles of the computer to mince Monero for the operators,” according to the researchers. “Although these apps seem to offer privacy policies, cryptic currency denial is not mentioned in the description on the app store.
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