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Millions of Android app downloads infected with cryptocoin-mining code
Posted: 27-Mar-2014 [Source: The Guardian]

[Researchers have found apps in the Google Play store which are secretly hijacking mobiles to mine cryptocoins]

Stuart Dredge -- "More than a million Android smartphones are mining cryptocoins without the owners' knowledge, via apps downloaded from Google Play which stealthily incorporate 'hashing' software.

Researchers at security company Trend Micro say they have found at least two apps on the Google Play store, Songs and "Prized", which contain code to join any phone that has them to a cryptocoin-mining "pool".

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