The Coinhive crypto mining code has been recently detected on more than 300 government and university websites worldwide, cyber security researcher Troy Mursch reported Saturday, May 5. According to the report, all the affected websites are using a vulnerable version of the Drupal content management system.
According to Mursch, this recent “high-profile” case of cryptojacking – the use of another’s device to mine crypto without their knowledge – infected 348 websites, including such websites as The National Labor Relations Board, a U.S. federal agency, and the Lenovo user account website.
Back in January, Cointelegraph reported a massive cryptojacking incident that caused 55 percent of online businesses, including Youtube, to unknowingly run crypto miners on websites via the Google DoubleClick advertising platform. According to the report, 90 percent of the ads were using the Coinhive miner.