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How to stop websites from using your computer to mine Bitcoin (and more)

Mining cryptocurrencies is a great way to earn small amounts of residual income (that could possibly be worth much more in the future). This is becoming an alternative revenue source some websites (and people with more nefarious intentions) are banking on. Salon.com, for example, is giving readers the option to opt out of advertisements in […]

Cryptocurrency Miner Exploits Thousands of Websites

Today’s topics include a cryptocurrency miner exploiting thousands of sites through an accessibility script; Valentine’s Day dating scam emails; Microsoft System Center’s first semi-annual release; and Google beta testing Cloud Tensor Processing Units. On Feb. 11, Texthelp reported that its Browsealoud text-to-speech extension was compromised by a third-party accessibility script, impacting thousands of websites. Browsealoud […]

Hackers secretly made UK Government websites force visitors’ computers to mine bitcoin alternative monero

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Government websites hijacked by hackers to mine cryptocurrency

Thousands of government websites were hijacked over the weekend by hackers, in a bid to seize control of visitors’ computers to mine cryptocurrency. More than 4,700 websites, including the Information Commissioner’s Office and government sites across the world, were infected with a crypto-mining script, a piece of software designed to covertly mine for bitcoin and […]

Thousands of government websites have been hacked to mine cryptocurrency

  Uh oh (getty) Thousands of British government sites from the Student Loans Company to NHS sites have been hacked to mine cryptocurrency. London City Airport closed after huge bomb is found near runway Sites including the Information Commissioner’s Office, Student Loans Company and Scottish NHS helpline were infected with Coinhive malware. The ‘cryptojacking’ script […]

Nefarious Bitcoin miners have hijacked government websites worldwide

In a hack of unprecedented scope, thousands of government websites around the world have been compromised as part of a criminal scheme to mine a cryptocurrency called Monero, which like Bitcoin and Ethereum is blockchain based, but with a greater focus on transaction privacy. Security researcher Scott Helme made the initial discovery, publishing an enormous […]

Government websites fall prey to cryptocurrency mining hijack

The mining only took place for several hours on February 11th before Texthelp disabled the plugin to investigate. Government sites like the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office also took pages down in response. As with most of these injections, your system wasn’t facing a security risk — you would have just noticed your system bogging down […]

Government websites hit by cryptocurrency mining malware | Technology

Thousands of sites, including NHS services and the ICO, hijacked by rogue code The UK’s data protection website is one of many infected by the malware. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Thousands of websites, including those belonging to NHS services, the Student Loans Company and several English councils, have been infected by malware that forces visitors’ computers […]

Government websites secretly mining cryptocurrency 

A host of government websites are running a power-pinching program from visitors’ computers to mine cryptocurrency, a process known as “cryptojacking”.  Thousands of websites, including the Information Commissioner’s Office, the Scottish NHS helpline and the Student Loans company along with hundreds of other central and local government sites have been hijacked by hackers to mine cryptocurrency like […]

China Wants to Restrict Cryptocurrency Websites

Image credit: Chinese flag via Pixabay In recent years the Chinese government has vowed to strengthen its crackdown on cryptocurrencies by forcing banks and financial institutions to report to the authorities about any potential cryptocurrency-related transaction. Consequently, traders have moved their funds to Hong Kong and other markets like Japan and South Korea. But, because foreigners […]

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