Google Play app infected with copy/paste malware steals crypto

posted 7 months ago
Hackers can steal crypto payments by using a relatively new malware that replaces the receiving address between copying and pasting. Hackers had brought the "Clipper Malware" to Google Play via infected cryptocurrency apps.

The malware takes advantage of copying and pasting public addresses of cryptocurrency wallets. When a user copies an address, the malware replaces it with an address of a hacker. Verifying the first or last few characters of the receiving address is insufficient because the hackers address may have a few matching characters.
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