Millions of Android devices are mining the digital currency

‘Cryptojackers’ Dig Into Your Phone to Mine Their Coins Cheaply

By -- B —— Bio and Archives--February 15, 2018

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There’s a chance your computer or phone is quietly producing a cryptocurrency called Monero.

Criminals looking to commandeer massive processing power to unlock new Monero coins have unleashed an epidemic of malicious software that burrows deep into victims’ web browsers to surreptitiously run calculations. A security researcher discovered the latest attack last weekend, finding the malware on more than 4,000 sites, including those owned by the U.S. court system, the governments of Australia and Britain, and City University of New York, all of which used a text-to-speech accessibility script called Browsealoud.—More…

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