While crypto bear market on a long haul malware is on an all time high and has seeped through the largest marketplaces on web. Google play store is yet again under radar for hosting applications designed to steal cryptocurrencies.
Recently, researchers at ESET Internet Security firm discovered Clipper, a malware which monitors and intercepts clipboard software and then copies and paste wallet addresses. Further, it tampers with the string so that the hackers receive funds instead of the recipient.
“We spotted android/clipper.c shortly after it had been introduced at the official android store, which was on February 1, 2019. We reported the discovery to the Google play security team, who removed the app from the store,”
the report added.
As a matter of fact, there is no mobile version of Metamask. Moreover, it is only available as a browser plugin for Firefox and Chrome.