Published on June 11th, 2018 | by bitcoin0
Hackers use Russian County’s Website to Mine Cryptocurrency
A county government website for Khabarovsk, Russia was recently hacked in order to mine cryptocurrency using the processing power of those visiting.
County administration IT officer Vyacheslav Kovalenko reported that since the end of May, users who opened any page of the website were redirected to a malicious website that secretly launched mining software on their computers.
In addition to securing the vulnerability in their website, officials published a report recommending that users block pop-up windows in order to avoid similar risks in the future.
The website posts information about the county administration’s work and official events and has a visitorship of about 600 visitors per day.
Similarly, last September, two IT managers with the Crimea government were fired for installing mining hardware in the government building.