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News Websites hacked to mint crypto-cash

Discussion in 'News @ WindowsBBS' started by Arie, 2017/10/12.

  1. 2017/10/12
    Arie

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    School, charity and file-sharing websites have been caught out by scammers who are using them to generate crypto-cash.

    Hackers have managed to install code on the sites that uses visitors' computers to "mine" the cyber-currencies.

    One scan of the most popular websites found hundreds harbouring the malicious mining code.

    By getting lots of computers to join the networks, attackers can quickly generate cash.

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