BadLepricon malware caught stealth-mining bitcoin in Android apps

Security firm says Google has removed five apps from its Google Play store for hidden battery-sapping features

Google has removed five wallpaper apps from Android’s Google Play app store, after they were found to be mining for the bitcoin cryptocurrency without users’ knowledge.

Security firm Lookout identified a strain of malware called BadLepricon running within the apps, which included Mens Club Live Wallpaper, Urban Pulse Live Wallpaper, Epic Smoke Live Wallpaper and Beating Heart Live Wallpaper.

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