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How Government sites are being affected from Cryptojacking Malware

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Now a days Hackers are not taking stuff to hack any website, they are using it to make money. Hackers simply inject the miner script in any webpage. As soon as the user opens webpage on browser the miner starts mining Cryptocurrency from users CPU for Hackers without users’ consent.

The malware used by Hackers for mining Cryptocurrency is called Cryptojacking Malware. Cyber Security Researchers made alarm when they discovered this malware in various Government websites.

Check out the following recent cases by country wise Government websites affected with Cryptojacking Malware:

1. India
Coinhive Cryptojacking Malware was found to be embedded in the website of India’s Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

The malware was spotted and discovered by Cyber Security Researcher TroyMursch, via Bad Packets Report the Coinhive code injected on the UPSC website is a short URL on a loop.

2. Argentina
Coinhive Cryptojacking Malware was found to be embedded in the website of Argentina’s energy company SECHEEP.

The malware was spotted and discovered by Cyber Security Researcher TroyMursch, via Bad Packets Report .

3. Moldovan
Coinhive Cryptojacking Malware was found to be embedded in the website of Moldova’s 4 government official websites mai.gov.md, bed.gov.md, politia.md, mec.gov.md .

The malware was spotted and discovered by Cyber Security Researcher Felix Amie via:

4. Bangladesh
Coinhive Cryptojacking Malware was found to be embedded in the website of Bangladesh’s Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) official website.

The malware was spotted and discovered by Brazilian Cyber Security Researcher name Malware Hunter via:

https://twitter.com/MalwareHunterBR/status/958331688404299776?s=19

5. Philippines
Coinhive Cryptojacking Malware was found to be embedded in the website of Philippine’s Education department official website.

The malware was spotted and discovered by Indian Cyber Security Researcher name Rishi Dwivedi via:

There are many more cases spotted by various Researchers where Government official websites compromised with Cryptojacking Malwares except of cases stated above.

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