Hacked Websites Mine Cryptocurrencies

Hacked Websites Mine Cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrencies are all the rage now. Bitcoin, altcoins, blockchain, ICO, mining farms, skyrocketing exchange rates – you see or hear this everyday in news now. Everyone seems to be trying to jump on this bandwagon.

This trend resulted in emergence of online platforms that allow webmasters to install coin miners into their websites as an alternative means of monetization. The most notable platforms that provide JavaScript cryptocurrency miners for web sites are JSE Coin and Coinhive .

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*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Sucuri Blog authored by Denis Sinegubko. Read the original post at: https://blog.sucuri.net/2017/09/hacked-websites-mine-crypocurrencies.html