Android Malware Mines Monero, Can Literally Destroy Phones

A new strain of malware known as Loapi has been discovered on Android devices. While some malware has been known to destroy files, this brand of virus can do actual damage to the physical phone it has infected. First spotted by security researchers at the Russia-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab, Loapi is capable of overworking an infected device’s hardware, resulting in the Android-powered phone or tablet suffering physical damage.

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