Coin Hive

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Hidden cryptomining script and keylogger infects thousands of WordPress websites

Researchers at the security company, Sucuri, has discovered the return of a malicious script that has so far infected thousands of websites running WordPress. The script infects WordPress sites with both a keylogger and the in-browser cryptocurrency mining script, Coin Hive. The same infection was discovered in 2017 by Sucuri

This browser stops websites from mining cryptocurrencies on your computer

Opera has just become the first major web browser to officially add protection against cryptocurrency mining scripts to both its mobile and desktop browsers. In 2017 we saw the rise of in-browser cryptocurrency mining scripts with Coin Hive leading the pack and being used by some well-known websites without alerting

You Could Be One Of The 500 Million People Mining Cryptocurrencies For Websites Without Knowing It

According to a company that developed an ad blocking app, Adguard, approximately half a billion people are unaware that they are mining cryptocurrencies for some of the websites they visit. This is based on Adguard's analysis of the top 100,000 websites in the world as ranked by Alexa. According

Cloudflare Now Classifies Coin Hive As Malware, Bans Sites That Run The Script

CloudFlare has apparently dropped one of its customers because it runs the Coin Hive crypto mining script on some of its websites. ProxyBunker.online, a CloudFlare customer, revealed that it was informed by the online security, CDN (content delivery network) and DNS provider that it is terminating their relationship as

Showtime Used Its Websites To Secretly Mine Cryptocurrencies Off Visitors' Computers

Following visitor complaints, it has been revealed that CBS' Showtime has been using some of its websites to secretly mine cryptocurrencies off visitors' computers. Just like in the case that we reported on involving Memeburn, Showtime was also using the Coin Hive script embededd in its website and didn't ask