Cryptocurrency Mining Site Hijacks Millions Of Android Phones
It seems like everyone is mining cryptocurrency these days, even Russian scientists are using supercomputers in a nuclear facility to get their hands on some of that Bitcoin goodness (But they got arrested). Hackers are now using other peoples’ smartphones in order to mine cryptocurrency.
The costs of mining cryptocurrency is expensive, not to mention it takes a ton of energy to mine the digital assets. So why mine Bitcoin on your own dime when you can use other peoples’ smartphones. Hackers were able to hijack millions of Android phones and use the handsets to mine for cryptocurrencies.