This mining script (JS/CoinMiner) has been found in and distributed to different and numerous websites globally. According to researchers in 360 Security Center, such script was firstly found on September 15th and has been distributed extensively. Within a week, the script has been seen by hundreds of thousands of visitors, and it’s still escalating.
According to research, this current JS/CoinMiner attack is targeting users mostly in Russia with 65.29%, in the Ukraine with 21.95%, and 6.49% in Belarus. To protect 360’s users, the Internet Security Center has analyzed the mining script, disclosed the secret, and released a feasible solution.
Where and how is JS/CoinMiner hiding?
Most of the time, the mining code are hidden in websites with banner ads, streaming video, and/or online games. This is because users tend to stay on such sites longer, providing a perfect cover for mining scripts that are adding burden to the host servers.
How to protect yourself from new Internet attack as this?
So as you see, cybercriminals no longer have to infect or hack your computer. Rather, through this type of online mining attack they can make easy money faster than before. As such, we expect to see this tactic used by more and more cybercriminals.