Criminals mimic Poloniex in Google Play

Fake Poloniex cryptocurrency trading apps found in Google Store
26 October 2017   1357

One of the most popular cryptocurrency exchanges, Poloniex, fells prey to cybercriminals. Thus, due to the Poloniex's lack of an official app, the fraudsters managed to lure users into downloading credential stealing malware.  

ESET security researchers discovered variations of the app in the Google Play store on two separate occasions:

  • “Poloniex”, which was downloaded up to 5,000 times, despite having bad reviews
  • “POLONIEX EXCHANGE” using the developer name “POLONIEX COMPANY”,  was downloaded by up to 500 users

The app managed to harvest Poloniex login credentials as well as to trick victims into making their Gmail accounts accessible to the malicious app allowing them to control notifications to the user about unauthorized logins and transactions. Once exploited, the app attempts to appear functional by redirecting users to the mobile version of the legitimate Poloniex website.

If you're a Poloniex user and have installed any of these malicious apps on your device, start by uninstalling them. Make sure to change both your Poloniex and Gmail passwords and consider enabling 2-factor-authentication for both services.
 

ESET research team

Both Google and Poloniex have been notified of the malicious imposters. In order to prevent similar attacks, the users are recommended to check twice before downloading and using any app, to pay attention to app ratings and reviews, and be cautious of third party apps triggering alerts and windows appearing to be connected to Google.  

Kraken & Polniex to List Cosmos

ATOM trades start today at Kraken in pairs with USD, EUR, CAD, BTC and ETH and today at Poloniex, but no trading availbale at it yet
22 April 2019   122

Kraken announced the listing of the Cosmos token project. ATOM trades start today in pairs with USD, EUR, CAD, BTC and ETH.

Also, the announcement of Cosmos listing was made by Poloniex, which had previously announced its intention to support cryptocurrency. According to a publication on the Twitter, ATOM transfers will be activated today, and the I/O and ICO tokens repayment will be available to users as soon as the exchange finds the cryptocurrency network fairly stable.

Earlier, Poloniex has joined several other exchanges and announced its readiness to implement support for the stablebcoin USDT-TRON, launched last week.