Specializing in cyber security company Symantec has discovered in the Microsoft Store for Windows eight apps with built-in improved version Coinhive, script for covert mining of cryptocurrency Monero.
Symantec has found 8 potentially unwanted apps on the @MicrosoftStore that mine #Monero without the user’s knowledge. Details here: https://t.co/gWz9hJIgfA #cryptojacking pic.twitter.com/4BMeh1C7KA
— Security Response (@threatintel) on 15 February 2019.
Note that the application worked on Windows 10 and Windows 10 S Mode. Their developers made some DigiDream, 1clean and Findoo, but Symantec suggested that it could be one and the same person.
Recall that 4.32% of the outstanding Monero coins (worth about $56 million) extracted illegal ways.