Trezor has detected a fake wallet on Google Play that has already been downloaded by thousands of people.
Warning to all Trezor owners using Android devices!— Trezor (@Trezor) January 18, 2021
This app is malicious and has no relation to Trezor or SatoshiLabs. Please, don't install it.
Remember that you should never share your seed with anyone until your Trezor device asks you to do it! pic.twitter.com/6C3iKfPDnR
The company warned that the malicious application had nothing to do with Trezor or SatoshiLabs and recommended not installing it.
Fake Trezor hardware wallet app on Google Play has over 1k downloads
At the time of writing, the fake app is still available on Google Play and has been downloaded by over a thousand people.
Twitter users note that the creators of the malware faked positive reviews, raising the app’s rating to 4.7 points. In the comments, some complain that the application hangs after entering the seed phrase.
“Never share your seed phrase until the Trezor device asks you to,” the developers recalled.
Also, the Trezor team has published a guide to using a hardware wallet for Android owners, which has been encouraged to be used as the only official manual.
We have a manual on using Trezor with Android. Please, check it out and consider this approach as the only official solution: https://t.co/0aGOOi1TNj— Trezor (@Trezor) January 18, 2021
As a reminder, at the end of November 2020, a fake application of the Uniswap decentralized exchange appeared on Google Play, which stole cryptocurrencies from users. One of them lost $20,000.
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