Your phone could be one of the 100,000 that Russian developer Alexey Khripkov could turn into a cryptocurrency mining operation
Botnets are generally associated with a collection of computers that have been backed by malicious users in order to use those computers to earn revenue either by spreading malware, mining cryptocurrency, or other endeavors. However, Russian developer Alexey Khripkov claims to have created a legal botnet by installing bitcoin mining software onto the phones of users who download his popular Android games.
Khripkov has released a number of popular Android games and has an unusual plan to monetize those games. Rather than simply relying on micro-transactions or direct purchases, Khripkov uses his customers’ phones to mine for bitcoins.