Japanese Police Arrest Coinhive Users for Violating Law Banning Computer Viruses

Japanese police from 10 prefectures have arrested website operators using Coinhive to tap into the computer power of their site visitors to mine cryptocurrencies without consent. They are accused of violating the law banning the use of computer viruses. Some… Continue Reading

Japan Cracks Down on Illegal Use of Computers to Mine Crypto

The police in Japan are cracking down on the illegal use of personal computers for cryptocurrency mining. Multiple prefectural police departments are currently investigating one particular case and pursuing criminal charges, which would make it the first criminal case in… Continue Reading

Unicef Australia Launches Crypto Mining Donation Platform

Unicef Australia has launched a platform through which third-party donations are made in the form of in-browser computing power which is used for cryptocurrency mining. The website, The Hopepage, allows donors to designate a set percentage of computing power to… Continue Reading

Report Shows Egypt is Covertly Mining Cryptocurrency on Citizens’ Computers

The Egyptian government has been called out in a new report that suggests they are not only spying on and censoring their citizens’ internet but also using them to mine cryptocurrency.  Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for Business With… Continue Reading

NTT Security Issues Warning About Crypto-Mining Malware

Researchers at NTT Security’s Global Threat Intelligence Center (GTIC) have issued a warning regarding cryptocurrency mining malware in a report published today. NTT Security has visibility into 40 percent of the world’s internet traffic, and its GTIC has detected approximately… Continue Reading

Domains Running Cryptocurrency Mining Scripts Surge 725 Percent

The number of domains with cryptocurrency mining scripts installed has skyrocketed 725 percent in four months, according to a security firm’s research. Approximately 2.7 million users were attacked by malicious crypto miners last year, with the most successful cybercriminals earning… Continue Reading

Salon Offers Visitors In-House Cryptocurrency Mining When Blocking Ads

Mainstream web magazine Salon has started allowing its readers an ad-free site, if readers start mining cryptocurrency for them, after sustaining a decline in income due to ad blocking technology. Also read: Japan Cracks Down on Foreign ICO Agency Operating Without… Continue Reading

Mining Crypto In a Browser Is a Complete Waste of Time

Malware that surreptitiously mines cryptocurrency while you browse the web is big news right now – literally in the case of news outlet Salon, which has enabled it as an opt-in feature. One thing that it certainly isn’t, though, is… Continue Reading