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Cybercriminals hide crypto-mining script behind Kobe Bryant wallpaper

Opportunistic cybercriminals are taking advantage of the death of basketball legend Kobe Bryant earlier this week by setting traps for those looking for memorabilia of the star. According to a Tweeter by Microsoft Security Intelligence on January 31, hackers hide malicious html code containing cryptojacking script in the all-time NBA wallpaper. Cryptojacking is a practice […]

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Thousands of government and organization websites found serving crypto mining script

As of Sunday, more than 4,200 websites around the world began hijacking visitors’ browsers to mine Monero cryptocurrency. The attack The issue was first noticed and partially documented by security researcher Scott Helme: Ummm, so yeah, that’s * bad *. i just had @phat_hobbit underline that @ICOnews has a cryptominer installed on their site… 😮 […]

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How to remove Coinhive crypto-mining script from your website

I have read articles about website owners using scripts on their websites that use the CPU of visitor’s computer when they visit their website. The idea is to monetize their content – and therefore instead of using advertisements, they use a script that runs in the browser and uses the user’s computer resources to mine […]

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Cryptocurrency mining script implemented in applications on Google Play

Coinhive’s cryptocurrency mining script has found its way into mobile apps offered on Google Play. Trend Micro researchers have identified two applications that have it: The first one (prsolutions.rosariofacileads) is an application intended to help users pray the Rosary, the second (com.freemo.safetyne) allows users to “earn free calls, texts and data” by accumulating credits “by […]