Japanese police filed a case because of the use of the script Coinhive for covert mining Monero

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Japanese police filed a case because of the use of the script Coinhive for covert mining Monero

In February a few major media about cryptocurrencies "the largest attack Monero stealth miner", created on the basis of the script Coinhive. Hackers penetrated a few thousand resources, but are mined only $ 24.

Now, the Japanese police announced in tracing three citizens from 2017 was distributing the software for covert mining on the basis of Coinhive. This writes the with reference to the local edition Mainichi.

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mining or no investment. Coinhive turned ugolovkoy

According to police, the fraudsters have installed a hidden script for mining on its website. When viewing online malicious software is automatically installed on the user's computer and used the power of the device for mining Monero. What amount has been mined attackers, was not disclosed.

hackers ' Actions are regarded as violations of the law on the spread of viruses, said the representative of the chief of the police Department of Yokohama. The names of the suspects were not disclosed.

the Developers of software take 30 percent of the amount that managed to get to the miners, and promise payments every few hours. To install the script on your website can any owner of the resource. Moreover, in some countries, the use of the program for covert mining without warning the user of the website is a violation of the law.

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