Beware of fake Bitcoin mining applications on Android, many RTX 3060s for sale on the Chinese market at very low prices, Sony amuses Internet users with its PS5 presented upside down, this is the recap of the day.
The sun is shining for this first weekend of summer vacation, but that does not prevent hackers from continuing to attack your savings via cryptomining apps that do absolutely nothing… We tell you everything in today’s recap!
170 FAKE CRYPTOMINING APPS THREATEN YOUR WALLET
With a market capitalization of over $ 2 trillion, cryptocurrencies have become extremely popular assets. Of course, this significant financial windfall is poking the interest of crooks and scammers of all stripes, who are implementing elaborate strategies to empty users’ digital wallets. Today’s scam concerns Android. Lookout’s computer security researchers have discovered the existence of 170 fake cryptocurrency mining applications . Most of the mining services are offered via the cloud or via additional “virtual hardware”, these applications are all empty shells, with the sole purpose of emptying your bank account or your assets.There are no less than 93,000 victims, for a total damage of 350,000 dollars.
HUNDREDS OF GEFORCE RTX 3060S SOLD FOR HALF PRICE
Since their release, RTX 30XX graphics cards have been both hard to find and overpriced. A situation caused by the shortage of semiconductors, but also by the existence of mining farms. However, The Block has noticed something very interesting. Many Nvidia graphics cards, and more particularly the RTX 3060, are now offered at discounted prices on Chinese online sales sites.While these are second-hand GPUs that come from mining farms that have become useless, they have never been sold at such low prices. This massive arrival of cards on the market is the consequence of the fall of Bitcoin, but also and above all of the intervention of the Chinese government whose authorities recently demanded from the province of Sichuan to cut off electricity to mining farms in order to ‘annihilate the market.
THE PS5 PLACED UPSIDE DOWN IN AN AD: INTERNET USERS LAUGH AT SONY
Yesterday, Sony’s official account unveiled a promotional video on its Twitter account to promote its various products. In this official advertisement where we can see a man playing God of War, Sony “in person” got it wrong on how to install its PS5. A detail of little consequence, but which greatly amused Internet users . The PS5 was quickly put back to the place for its State of Play, before Sony unveiled the next games for its console .