“Malvertising” Hacks Computers For Crypto-Mining

Crime, News | September 15, 2017 By:

PC magazine has reported malware writers have developed a way to use JavaScript files that can mine cryptocurrency. The files are delivered via advertisements.

Security vendor ESET was the first to discover the problem,   which it calls JS/CoinMiner.A. The firm claims that hijackers buy traffic from advertising networks and use that to distribute the malicious advertisements (known as malvertising).