A malware researcher, Lucas Stefanco posted an article in his blog that he found four fake cryptocurrency wallets on the Google Play Store .
This time, we found a mechanism such as NEO and Tether’s cryptocurrency wallet app, a meta mask etc that can be used as an extension of Google Chrome with an earmarian wallet, etc. so that personal information such as banks and credit cards of downloaded users can be obtained It was said that it was a thing.
Originally, Wallet is created by generating a secret key and functions by sending cryptocurrency to the public address calculated from that secret key.
However, in this fake application found this time, only the public address of the fake application creator is displayed, and the private key of the user is not generated .
As a result, the cryptocurrency remitted thought that the user is the public address of the user reaches the wallet of the fake application creator, and the subsequent withdrawal becomes impossible .
Mr. Lucas Stefanco also posted a video on the false wallet in this article, among which fake NEO wallet stated that there were over 1000 installations since it was released in October It is.
In addition, it seems that the four fake Wallet apps found this time were deleted by Google company afterwards .
Author: sota 【Coin Desk News】 – Source Post: https://crypto-times.jp/google-play-store-fake-wallet/
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