Thousands of websites infected by 'crypto mining' malware

As if popular websites trying to sneak cryptocurrency mining scripts wasn’t enough, we’re now seeing malware that hijacks a PC’s resources to mine for cryptocurrencies spread rapidly. According to a report, some government websites of the United States and the United Kingdom were recently infected with malware that causes web browsers to secretly mine the Monero digital currency. The websites remained infected with the malware for several hours before it was removed. The malware was spread through a compromised version of a popular website plugin called Browsealoud. It reads out webpages for blind and partially-sighted people. This compromised plugin was installed on more than 4,200 websites including those belonging to the health services of the UK and the U.S. government’s court system.The full list of affected websites is available here. The websites remained online for several hours with this malware actively mining Monero for the people behind this attack. Given the scale of thi

Thousands of websites infected by 'crypto mining' malware

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Mon 12 Feb 18 from Phys.org

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