Data theft, if you find a new maniac so far as the IT industry is concerned, you are still unaware of the potential of the malware. It is revealed that new malware called HiddenMiner can destroy your phone completely and it is next to impossible eliminate that malware. It is believed that the malware is designed in a such a way that it eats up device resources to mine cryptocurrency and turning device defunct in the process.
The malware is designed to look for cryptocurrency so vehemently that it ends up heating the device so dangerously that device gets destroyed completely. Especially if you are using android devices which has marshmallow or versions below that, you are more prone to such attacks from this malware. In order to avoid getting caught by this malware, one should have antivirus app.
The internet security intelligence firm, Trend Micro identified this malware that absorbs all the computing powers of the device to mine the money. The Trend Micro found this ANDROIDOS_HIDDENMINER attacks the device and hides itself to abuse the admin rights and feature to the extent that it takes complete control of the devices.
It is learnt that this malware is activity attacking devices in India and China through the third-party marketplace. When researched further, Trend Micro found that HIDDENMINER is connected to Monero mining wallets and pools. Upon finding USD 5360 withdrawal by one of its operators, it has been established that campaign is activity run by the perpetrators.
CPU of the device is the main infected part. HiddenMiner attacks the CPU power and misused power uninterrupted since it does not have switch or controller. This relentless mining overheats the devices and ultimately fails the hardware. There are experts drawing a similarity between the Loapi Monero-mining Android malware and HiddenMiner.