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.

Cryptominers killing cryptominers to squeeze more out of your CPU

30 years may have passed since the advent of the computer virus problem, but there is still malware fighting malware for control of your PC.

The Pirate Bay is cryptomining for Monero with your CPU again

The Pirate Bay is in hot water again after being discovered running a cryptocurrency miner on its website.

Make sure you always read the <small> print.

Kitty malware gets its claws into Drupal websites to mine Monero

Websites running vulnerable versions of the Drupal content management system are being targeted by the latest incarnation of the Kitty malware family.

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.

Smashing Security podcast #049: Hacking funeral homes, crypto mining websites, and careful with that hairspray

Scammers show a lack of imagination after hacking a funeral home, more websites are secretly stealing visitors’ resources to mine for cryptocurrency, and everyone is very confused about the USA’s airline laptop ban.

All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by The Register’s John Leyden.

The Pirate Bay website quietly runs a cryptocurrency miner on visitors’ PCs, gobbling up CPU cycles

The Pirate Bay surprised many of its users when it quietly added a JavaScript-based cryptocurrency miner to its website.

David Bisson reports.

Cryptocurrency-mining malware has been using WannaCry’s NSA exploit for weeks

A cryptocurrency-mining malware began exploiting a leaked NSA vulnerability several weeks before WannaCry sank its teeth into it.

David Bisson reports.