Crypto Mining Malware Infects Thousands of Websites

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    silversurfer Malware Tester Silver Member

    The websites of numerous government, health and education organizations worldwide were infected with a crypto-currency miner over the weekend, after a script running on all of them was maliciously modified.

    The culprit was Browsealoud, a script developed by Texthelp to add “speech, reading, and translation to websites.” The software was designed to provide access and participation to people with Dyslexia, Low Literacy, English as a Second Language, and to those with mild visual impairments, the company says.

    Over the weekend, Texthelp was the target of a cyber-attack that resulted in a JavaScript file, part of the Browsealoud script, being modified. Because of that, Browsealoud would inject a Coinhive cryptojacking script into the visitors’ browsers, to turn them into crypto-currency mining machines.

    Full Article: https://www.securityweek.com/crypto-mining-malware-infects-thousands-websites
     
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