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Creators of In-Browser Cryptocurrency Miner ‘Coinhive’ Say Their Reputation Couldn’t Be Much Worse

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Hijacking websites to mine cryptocurrency is all the rage. Over the weekend, hackers compromised a popular plugin used by thousands of websites, and tweaked it to inject code that caused visitors’ browsers to generate digital coins on the hackers’ behalf. That campaign took advantage of Coinhive, likely the most popular browser-based cryptocurrency miner at the moment, and which splits any mined cryptocurrency—in this case, Monero—with the Coinhive team. More….