CPU POWER USE FOR CRYPTOKACKING IS CAUGHT
BY THE CHROME EXTENSION WITH 100,000 USERS
As you people know the trend of mining cryptocurrency is not being unnoticed via the tarnished minds. However, this technique uses the CPU power for the earning of digital coins, which is repeatedly used by the malware creators. It also kept the website owners at risk who opt to keep their users in the dark. With a huge twist in this cryptocurrency game, Chrome extension has been spotted as a new player in the entire game.
Hence, namely Archive Poster, chrome extension has almost more than 100,000 users. For a long time, chrome extension has been deploying an in-browser cryptocurrency miner without showing the users any form of permission or notification. Archive Poster, a mod for Tumblr allows the reblog or appreciate the posts from other’s blog archives. For instance, as in the past, it included Pirate Bay and SafeBrowse.
Along with that Archive Poster was also found making the efforts for mining the mine Monero cryptocurrency. According to the reports, an extension has started using the Coinhive in its source hiddenly around the beginning of December. “An old team member who was responsible for updating the extension had his Google account compromised”. “Somehow the extension was hijacked to another Google account.” “They have also released a new version of the extension named “Safe Archive Poster.”