Cybercriminals added crypto mining scripts to hacked websites


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Originally published at: https://www.myce.com/news/cybercriminals-added-crypto-mining-scripts-hacked-websites-82909/

Hackers have added scripts to hacked websites to mine cryptocurrencies. This way computers of unsuspecting visitors were abused to generate revenue for the cyber criminals. For users this can result in decreased performance of the computer or higher than expected electricity bills.


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When script kiddies are able to make thousands of dollars this easily, we all need to be on the alert. Any one of us could be the next victim here. Fortunately, this isn’t the worst thing that could happen to a person. If my computer is used to mine someone else’s cryptocurrencies, at least that’s better than being infected with spyware or ransomware.