5000 websites hacked to serve cryptomining malware

Five thousand websites in the US, UK and Australia have been hacked to serve cryptomining malware. Cryptomining malware is when cybercriminals infect your computer to do the calculations needed to generate a cryptocurrency like Bitcoin, Monero or Euthereum. The crooks use your electricity and processing power but keeps any cryptocoins proceed for themselves. The infection  is coming from browseraloud.com , a site that serves Javascript to your website to convert the page into voice reading to assist blind people. Of course, governments sites are meant to help out visitors even those who are not good at reading English. The browseraloud.com server was hacked , obfuscated javascript was added to download the code from coinhive.com and start mining cryptocurrency.

The only way to bypass this is to shut down your browser.

References

Sophos

Skynews

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