Hackers invade YouTube ads to mine cryptocurrency

This week, ads over YouTube carried a sneaky surprise: a cryptocurrency miner.

The mining software briefly invaded the video platform in an attempt to secretly siphon the computing power from any YouTube viewers who encountered the ads.

 

The culprit? Hackers who decided to abuse Google’s ad network. The bad actors seeded the advertisements with web scripts that’ll run over your browser to mine the digital currency Monero.

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