A new Malware found in android, Trojan.AndroidOS.Loapi is reported to be present inside apps distributed through third-party app store, browser ads and SMS-based spam . Researchers from Kaspersky Lab have named it “Jack of all trades”.
Loapi not only mines crypto currency secretly, but send a barrage (huge load) of ads to the user and there is no end to it.
The infected phone can be used as a foot soilder for DDoS attacks, where a master system comands the infected phone to open a perticular website or a program at the same time remotely causing the server to crash and the data to be easily hacked.
Though there is not a single case when Loapi is found on apps from Play Store or App store, but there is a chance if the user starts to sideload apps from unknown sources and try to mine crypto currency from moblie browser.
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