Tag: monero

Salon asks readers to pick their poison: ads or crypto mining

If you use an ad-blocker, you’ll now be met with a pop-up when you visit Salon’s website, the Financial Times reports. It will offer you two choices — turn off your ad-blocker or let the website mine cryptocurrency with some of your computer’……


Attackers used Telegram to deliver cryptocurrency-mining malware

Kaspersky Lab says it spotted evidence of a vulnerability in the desktop version of Telegram that allowed attackers to install cryptocurrency mining malware on users’ computers. The zero-day exploit was used to trick Telegram users into downlo……


Cryptocurrency mining site hijacked millions of Android phones

Smartphone users are just as vulnerable to cryptocurrency mining hijacks as their PC counterparts, and sometimes on a dramatic scale. Malwarebytes has detailed a “drive-by” mining campaign that redirected millions of Android users to a websit……


Government websites fall prey to cryptocurrency mining hijack

It’s not just private companies’ websites falling victim to cryptocurrency mining hijacks. Security consultant Scott Helme and the Register have discovered that intruders compromised over 4,200 sites with Coinhive’s notorious Monero miner, ma……


As online ads fail, sites mine cryptocurrency

Between the incessant headlines and chatter on social media, it feels like everywhere we go some libertarian evangelist appears asking us if we have a second to talk about the blockchain — like a religious wingnut lurking outside the grocery ……


Showtime websites used visitors’ browsers to mine cryptocurrency

Over the weekend, visitors to Showtime’s website or its streaming site ShowtimeAnytime might have noticed their computers slowing down a bit. That’s because someone slipped in some JavaScript into the sites that caused them to siphon off proce……


Pirate Bay ‘borrows’ visitor CPUs to mine virtual coins

Piracy websites can’t really depend on ads, so how do they make money? By using your PC’s processor cycles, apparently — whether you want to or not. Visitors to The Pirate Bay have discovered JavaScript code in the website that ‘borrows’ yo……