Thousands of Websites Load Cryptocurrency Miner After Actors Compromise Third-Party Library

Thousands of Websites Load Cryptocurrency Miner After Actors Compromise Third-Party Library
Thousands of Websites Load Cryptocurrency Miner After Actors Compromise Third-Party Library
Thousands of websites secretly loaded a cryptocurrency miner that preys upon visitors after cybercriminals compromised a third-party library. Security researcher Scott Helme reported the incident in a blog post that detailed how unknown actors changed one of the script files hosted by Texthelp, a provider of reading-assistive technology. Those malefactors targeted the Browsealoud web screen reader and altered it to include the CoinHive Monero miner.“The ba.js had been altered to include a docume…

Thousands of Websites Load Cryptocurrency Miner After Actors Compromise Third-Party Library