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Cryptojacking Attacks Continue as "Los Angeles Times" Falls Prey to Hackers

Cryptojacking Attacks Hackers Los Angeles Times

Cryptojacking Attacks Continue as "Los Angeles Times" Falls Prey to Hackers

Cryptojacking Attacks Continue as "Los Angeles Times" Falls Prey to Hackers An unknown hacker or group of hackers have secretly inserted lines of code into the Los Angeles Times server to tap into the publication’s CPU resources and mine the cryptocurrency Monero. This compromise of the news organization’s website was initially spotted on Wednesday by Troy Mursch, a security researcher at Bad Packets Report. The code he found was an obfuscated Coinhive script, a cryptocurrency-mining company that offers users a JavaScript miner as a way to monetize websites. The miner has since been removed. While this untraditional method of mining...

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