How does it sound if someone says that a tech giant like Microsoft has fallen prey to cyber criminals? You heard it right! The malicious activity, which was reported by Symantec in January this year, made a number of apps available of Microsoft App Store that allowed illegal crypto mining of Monero.
The app store consisted of eight illegal apps named as Battery Optimizer (Tutorials), VPN Browsers+, Downloader for YouTube Videos, Clean Master+, FastTube, Findoo Browser 2019, and Findoo Mobile & Desktop Search. The apps were loaded with a crypto mining program that allowed users mine Monero. The apps were disguised as battery optimizing, video watching and web searching tutorials.