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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Crypto News: Bitcoin boom prompts growth of coin-mining malware

Bitcoin boom prompts growth of coin-mining malware

The booming price of Bitcoin and other crypto-coins has kicked off a gold rush among malicious hackers keen to cash in, warn security firms.

Many sites are now harbouring code that secretly uses a visitors' computer to mine the valuable e-cash coins.

The code is inserted by hackers who exploit poor site security or web software bugs.

The problem has led Google engineers to consider putting protections against mining in the Chrome browser.


Full story at http://bbc.in/2xUfKty


Source: BBC News


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