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Political Fact-Checking Site Hacked to Mine Cryptocurrency

6 days ago   |   By PCMag

PolitiFact briefly hogged the CPU resources of any user who visited the site on Friday.
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Surreptitious cryptocurrency miners hide on Politifact and hundreds of other sites

Surreptitious cryptocurrency miners hide on Politifact and hundreds of other sites

6 days ago   |   By TechCrunch

Politifact is the latest and perhaps most high-profile website to host code that secretly hijacks visitors' CPUs to mine cryptocurrency. Driven by a boom in cryptocoin value and a lack of protections against Javascript routines like this one, this surprising form of audience monetization is now found on hundreds of sites.
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