Researcher Uses Coinhive Domain To Warn Users About Hacked Websites

Coinhive was an in-browser crypto mining platform that allowed websites to inject JavaScript code into websites to mine Monero cryptocurrency using the visitor's browser and CPU.

Usually, Coinhive was used without the user's permission, although there were cases of its legitimate usage.

Coinhive shut down its operations after the big paper stating that it earns more than 250,000$ per month was dropped, since most companies started blocking it, making it less profitable.

Security researcher Troy Hunt has obtained the Coinhive domain and decided to put it to good use by warning visitors of infected websites about the website attempting to run crypto-miner in the browser. The warning message redirects users to his most recent blog post about Coinhive.


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