Published on June 13th, 2018 | by bitcoin0
Cryptojacking Case involving Coinhive Monero Mining software is being investigated by Japanes Police
Japanese police are investigating a case of cryptojacking that involves Monero-mining software Coinhive, sources familiar with the matter told local news outlet Mainichi June 12.
According to the sources, the suspects involved in the case set up websites that installed the Coinhive crypto mining software on visitors’ computers without their consent or “clear notices about mining.” So far, Japanese police have investigated three individuals, including a web designer, one of whom was ordered by the Yokohama Summary Court to pay 100,000 yen ($904) for illegal placement of a computer virus.
The case is being pursued by several different police departments including those in Kanagawa, Chiba, and Tochigi in central Japan.
This will reportedly be the first criminal case involving cryptocurrency mining in Japan.
According to a January report from software security firm Check Point, 55 percent of business worldwide are affected by cryptojacking.