Covert Crypto Mining hits YouTube

Youtube users were given a shock with breaking news that YouTube serves ads with CPU-draining cryptocurrency miners.

 

While users are watching videos, attackers are profiting.

Users tool to Social media last week to complain that their antivirus programs were detecting cryptocurrency mining code when they visited YouTube.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monero mining:  Researchers at Trend Micro said that attackers were abusing the Google DoubleClick ad platform to display them to YouTube visitors.

 

 

The ads contain Javascript that mines the digital currency, Monero.

 

Full story: –  Now even YouTube serves ads with CPU draining Cryptocurrency miners

 

What is Monero?

Monero, is an alternative cryptocurrency a so-called “altcoin” – Watch this short explainer video to be introduced to this cryptocurrency: – What is Monero?

 

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