Whatever happened to cryptojacking?

A couple of years ago it felt like you couldn’t turn your head in any direction without seeing another headline about cryptomining and – its more evil sibling – cryptojacking.

So, what happened?

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

Coinhive, the in-browser cryptomining service beloved by hackers, is dead

“To be completely honest, it isn’t economically viable anymore,” says Coinhive.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

Salon website gives you a choice: turn off your ad blocker or let us mine cryptocurrencies

If you don’t want to disable your ad blocker, maybe you’ll feel comfortable letting run code from Coinhive which will gobble up your computer’s resources to mine some Monero cryptocurrency.

Government websites hijacked by cryptomining plugin

More than 4000 websites, including many belonging to governments around the world, were hijacked this weekend by hackers who managed to plant Coinhive cryptocurrency-mining code designed to exploit the resources of visiting computers.

Stop dilly-dallying. Block all ads on YouTube

Even Google, one of the world’s largest advertising companies, seems to be incapable of guaranteeing a stream of safe ads.