The Rise Of Cryptojacking And How To Stop It


Over the last few months, we've seen multiple reports of websites using cryptocurrency mining scripts that load along with the website and use visitors' CPU cycles to mine various cryptocurrencies. (Some used these tools intentionally; others did not.) This practice is called cryptojacking—a combination of "cryptocurrency" and "hijacking"—and now another tool has been caught engaging in this moneymaking scheme.

The latest report involves a relatively popular Chrome extension for blogging with over 100,000 users and 3,400 reviews, called “Archive Poster,” which seems to have recently added a crypto-mining script that constantly uses the victims’ CPU resources.

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