Fake MetaMask Mobile app taken down from play store.

Fake MetaMask Mobile app taken down from play store.

 

 

Back in November, MetaMask announced its plans to launch a mobile app, which ended up being the target of the latest malware issue.

The DApp MetaMask is facing fresh problems from cryptocurrency scammers after malware that was impersonating the tool appeared on the Google Play store, founded and reported by cybersecurity company Eset.

 

Since then, the malware has been removed by Google at the beginning of the month after Eset left a tip. Known as a “clipper” the malware used replaces computer clipboard information, it copied cryptocurrency wallet addresses with an address belonging to an attacker in the hope that funds will be sent elsewhere without the user noticing.

 

This is the first time such malware had made it past Google’s vetting procedures, the security firm notes. Last July MetaMask was pulled from the google play store “accidentally” by developers, leaving fake impersonations behind.

 

Meta mask is one of the eldest Ethereum-based decentralized applications, needless to say no one is safe in the face of these malicious schemes. Always verify extension information before downloading it to verify you’re messing with the real deal. The crypto space is a huge target for fraud and scams, which makes it the perfect space to ALWAYS double check and be cautious.

 

-Annalese Abreu

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