US and UK Government Websites Were Attacked By the Virus for Mining Cryptocurrency

Each person who visited the virus-infected resources, launched the software, which was mining cryptocurrency for hackers.

The criminals infected more than 4,200 sites, including those belonging to state organizations, with a virus which was used to secretly mine cryprocurrency.

A cyber security specialist discovered thousands of sites that did not cause fear before, which were now using scripts for hidden cryptocurrency mining through the browsers of their visitors.

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Scott Helm, an expert who discovered the code, determined that malicious software used 40% of the processing power of the victims’ processors and sent the received cryptocurrency to the address 1GdQGpY1pivrGlVHSp5P2IIr9cyTzzXq. In total, 4,275 sites were infected in this way.

This virus is a malicious version of the plug-in for people with eyesight problems Browsealoud. In the course of several hours anyone who visited virus-infected resources launched the software, which was mining Monero cryptocurrency for hackers. The company Texthelp, which developed Browsealoud, claimed that it suspended the plug-in until the investigation. American and British law enforcement agencies have not yet commented on the information.

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