Security Notice: Cryptocurrency Mining Malware rapidly increasing

Nov 7, 2017360TS

Mining malware increasing

Coinhive, one of the most well-known cryptocurrency mining companies, recently starts to provide a JavaScript SDK for site owners to place on their websites in order to mine Monero, a cryptocurrency similar to Bitcoin.

These websites secretly abuse your computer or cell phone’s CPU to mine the cryptocurrency and benefit their bank accounts.

The script is now hidden in over 220 most popular websites, and more than 500 million computers has been infected. The number of the websites with mining malware integrated is increasing over 300 everyday.

360 Security Center has identified and intercepted this kind of attacks.

To protect yourself, we strongly suggest you to

1. Install 360 Internet Protection, a browser plugin that warns you when you enter a suspicious website and bring the security to a higher level.

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2. Update to the latest version of 360 Total Security. The real-time protection blocks attacks from online mining scripts.

We also recommend you upgrading to 360 Total Security Premium, in order to obtain the most advanced, safest, and comprehensive protection. Get it now