• Hackers infect nearly 700,000 sites with Bitcoin-stealing malware

    8 days ago - By The Next Web

    Cryptocurrency hackers have attacked one of the internet's most used traffic analytics services, StatCounter, in order to siphon Bitcoin from users of online exchange desk Gate.io. In a targeted attack, hackers breached StatCounter to such an extent that over 688,000 websites were caught loading the malicious script, ZDNet reports. StatCounter is much akin to Google Analytics, in that it allows analysis of the internet traffic flowing through websites. Webmasters must add special StatCounter code to their sites in order to get the statistics, an aspect of its design that hackers appear to...
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