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March 26, 2018

Who and What Is Coinhive?

This post was originally published on this siteMultiple security firms recently identified cryptocurrency mining service Coinhive as the top malicious threat to Web users, thanks to the tendency for Coinhive’s computer code to be used on hacked Web sites to steal the processing power of its visitors’ devices. This post looks at how Coinhive vaulted to the top of the threat list less than a year after its debut, and explores clues about the possible identities of the individuals behind the service. Coinhive is a cryptocurrency mining service that relies on a small chunk of computer code designed to be […]