Another day, another cryptocurrency miner lurking in a Google Chrome extension
Another day, another cryptocurrency miner lurking in a Google Chrome extension. Another Chrome extension has been found secretly harboring a cryptocurrency miner – and it appears this issue is going to get worse before it gets better. This year has seen an explosion in the number of software applications and websites hosting such miners, mainly from Coin Hive. Hackers have also moved into the area, by cracking popular websites, installing miners on popular pages, and then reaping the illicit profits.