Tag Archives: Monero

Hackers Injected Cryptocurrency Mining Malware

Earlier this week, hackers infiltrated Browsealoud, a free text-to-translation tool, and injected the Coinhive cryptocurrency mining malware script into the tool’s JavaScript codebase. Consequently, the estimated 4,275 websites using Browsealoud — including some operated by government agencies in the US and UK — became unwitting pawns in a cryptocurrency mining malware gambit, believed to be the largest-scale attack of its kind. When users visited the website, the Coinhive mining script automatically began harnessing the visitor’s computer processing power to mine anonymity-centric cryptocurrency Monero. However, perhaps due to the massive scale of the breach — and the fact that it targeted prominent government websites — the exploit was quickly discovered, and by the end of the day, Browsealoud creator Texthelp had suspended the service.

Reference: https://www.ccn.com/hackers-injected-cryptocurrency-mining-malware-into-4275-government-websites-they-only-made-24/

Salon Offers Readers Choice Between Ads and Mining Monero

Digital media publication Salon is offering its visitors an alternative to traditional online ads: allowing the site to use their computer processing power to mine cryptocurrency. In order to provide free content, Salon primarily depended on advertisements to run its servers, the company explained in a blog post published on Monday. However, digital ads are insufficient to fully pay for most media outlets – the site noted that ad revenue fell $40 billion from 1999 to 2010 – and Salon, in particular, has decided to offer users a new option to pay for content.

Reference: https://www.coindesk.com/salon-offers-users-choice-between-ads-and-mining-monero/

Katy Perry has joined the crypto craze

Perry’s nails are now decorated with 3D images of five cryptocurrencies superimposed over a background of US dollar bills: the currencies are Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Stellar and Monero. The singer did not disclose the reasons behind her selection.

The post – captioned “$—CrYpTo ClAwS—$” – has managed to amass over 150,000 likes.

Perry has also tagged the Instagram accounts of all five cryptocurrencies – ethereum_updates, litecoinofficial, bit, stellarlumens and moneroofficial.

Reference:
https://cointelegraph.com/news/katy-perry-posts-her-new-crypto-claws-on-instagram