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In Google Play found mining virus posing as Ukrainian VPN

Mobilcom mobile gadgets 06.04.2018 at 03:08

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Vilny.net downloads from a remote server script miner and run it on a smartphone or tablet.

In Google Play found app Vilny.net that works as a VPN service, but it uses the resources of mobile devices for cryptocurrency mining Monero.

According to Google, this app has been downloaded over 50 thousand times.

According to the Google Play store, the app came in February 2018, and at the time of detection of the virus was available for the fourth version of the program. According to the April 5 program is not yet removed from the app store, also it can still be downloaded from the website Vilny.net. How many coins were received by the creators of the application is unknown.

"Vilny.net downloads from a remote server script miner and run it on a smartphone or tablet. It is noteworthy that the application monitors the temperature of the processor device and the charge level of its battery, which can significantly reduce the risk of detection of malicious activity" — say the experts of Kaspersky Lab.

VPN virtual private network. Typically, these networks use to bypass block sites or to run applications that only work in certain countries.

In particular, the site Vilny.net advertise your app with the slogan: "VLINE COUNTRY — VILNY.NO!" and nearby is the emblem of Vkontakte, Yandex and other websites, which are blocked from access on the territory of Ukraine.

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