Scammers have used Google advertising for mining Monero

The Japanese company Trend Micro, the developer of software for cyber security, found the ad on high traffic site used Coinhive — JavaScript code that allows the site administrators mine cryptocurrency Monero at the expense of the visitors.

Scammers used providing services for advertising on the Internet DoubleClick Google and individual web miner that connects to a private pool, said Trend Micro in a blog post. The company was advised to Google on the built-in miner, which has affected Japan, France, Taiwan, Italy and Spain.

18 January, Trend Micro experts noted the growth of traffic of the five domains, and on 24 January, tapicerowane 285% increase in the number of miners Coinhive. Traffic came from advertising DoubleClick.

Coinhive can prevent the use of the resources of CPUs by blocking apps based on the JavaScript from browsers. The impact of malware and other threats that exploit system vulnerabilities can be avoided through regular software updates.

In particular, the Trend Micro Protection Suite monitors the behavior, the reputation of the online services and control app, which allows to avoid dependence on hidden cryptocurrency miners, and other threats.

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