Category Archives: coinhive

Pirate-Friendly Coinhive’s DNS Hacked, User Hashes Stolen

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Coinhive, the cryptocurrency mining service that has proven a hit with ‘pirate’ sites, has been hacked. After failing to update a password that was at least three years old and potentially part of an earlier breach, the platform’s DNS records were manipulated, allowing hackers to ”steal” hashes from Coinhive users.

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Cryptocurrency Miner Targeted by Anti-Virus and Adblock Tools

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This month, The Pirate Bay successfully propelled the idea of a Javascript-based cryptocurrency miner to a mainstream public. While many sites are now experimenting with the new revenue model, possible abuse has also drawn the attention of ad-blockers and anti-virus tools. Coinhive, the company behind the miner, hopes that it can reverse this trend.

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