/Malicious ads on YouTube were used to mine cryptocurrency with viewers' CPU

Malicious ads on YouTube were used to mine cryptocurrency with viewers' CPU



After watching Bitcoin surge to insane prices just a few weeks ago, people everywhere have a heightened awareness of cryptocurrency. As such, some websites have been looking to cash in on the tech by using advertisements to take advantage of the power of visitors’ CPUs to mine cryptocurrency.

Source: Malicious ads on YouTube were used to mine cryptocurrency with viewers’ CPU