Fake MetaMask App on Google Play Store Hosted Crypto Malware

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A form of malware that replaces victims’ cryptocurrency wallet addresses has been discovered for the first time in an app on Google Play Store.

Security firm ESET published a blog post on Friday, saying that the malware, known as a “clipper,” intercepts the content of the clipboard and, if it finds the addresses of online cryptocurrency wallets, can replace them with addresses owned by the attacker.

The malware-laden app, discovered by ESET, impersonates a service called MetaMask that provides access to ethereum decentralized applications, or dapps. The malware’s main purpose is to steal MetaMask users’ credentials and private keys to be able to access their ethereum funds. However, it can also intercept bitcoin (BTC) and ethereum (ETH) wallet address copied to

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