Cybercriminals have managed to get their malicious applications on the Android application market. Today 5 applications got removed from the Google Play store as they were mining bitcoins on the Android devices. The Google Play store is the perfect platform to share an Android application. Millions of Android users visit the Google Play store daily to download a application for their Android device.
The cybercriminals have used this knowledge to install malicious applications on the Android devices. The mentioned malicious applications below were installed on Android devices which then generated bitcoins for the cybercriminals.
As bitcoin mining takes a lot of CPU, the cybercriminals combined the power of the Google Play market to target millions of users.