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Coinhive domain repurposed to warn visitors of hacked sites, routers
2021-04-01 17:24

After taking over the domains for the notorious Coinhive in-browsing Monero mining service, a researcher is now displaying alerts on hacked websites that are still injecting the mining service's JavaScript. Two years later, CoinHive is still injected on sites.

Cryptojacking is almost conquered – crushed along with Coinhive
2020-03-19 12:56

Cryptojacking may not be entirely dead following the shutdown of a notorious cryptomining service, but it isn't very healthy, according to a paper released this week. Coinhive provided Monero cryptomining scripts for use on websites, retaining 30% of the funds for itself.

Remember cryptojacking from way, way back (2019)? Site infections are down 99% – thanks to death of Coinhive
2020-03-17 21:20

Since Coinhive's closure last year, cryptojacking has been almost eliminated, according to a group of researchers from the University of Cincinnati in America, and Lakehead University in Canada, because online ads generate more revenue. Though Coinhive's code was marketed as a monetization alternative to advertising, it was quickly abused - a mining script can also be injected into a website by hackers without the site owner's knowledge.

Coinhive stops digging, but cryptomining still dominates
2019-04-10 05:15

While cryptomining services such as Coinhive have closed down, cryptominers are still the most prevalent malware aimed at organizations globally, according to the Check Point Global Threat Index...

Cryptocurrency mining attacks still major security risk, despite closure of Coinhive
2019-03-14 13:58

Cryptojacking attacks can be executed in more ways than JavaScript files in browsers, and cryptocurrency mining is moving to cloud services, according to AT&T Cybersecurity.

WannaCry-hero Hutchins' trial date set, Microsoft readies Google's Spectre V2 fix for Windows 10, Coinhive axed, and more
2019-03-02 11:14

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Coinhive to Mine Its Last Monero in March
2019-02-28 16:11

The controversial cryptomining service is shutting down.

Hackers Favorite CoinHive Cryptocurrency Mining Service Shutting Down
2019-02-28 11:03

Coinhive, a notorious in-browser cryptocurrency mining service popular among cybercriminals, has announced that it will discontinue its services on March 8, 2019. Regular readers of The Hacker...

Crypto Mining Service Coinhive to Call it Quits
2019-02-27 23:19

Roughly one year ago, KrebsOnSecurity published a lengthy investigation into the individuals behind Coinhive[.]com, a cryptocurrency mining service that has been heavily abused to force hacked Web...

Making money mining Coinhive? Yeah, you and nine other people
2018-08-15 23:23

10 users controlling the bulk of cryptocoin generator funds Mining internet currency on websites with Coinhive scripts is a lucrative endeavor, but only for a handful of people.…