Miner Monero Founded Inside Of YouTube Advertising Ads!
At first, the problem has been reported and posted on Twitter to users whose antiviruses are able to detect crypto miners.
An Attack was produced by the advertising service Google DoubleClick. According to the company Trend Micro, due to the shown advertising, the number of web-miners in the network for a while has grown three-fold. In some cases, users in addition to the JS-miner also displayed fake anti-virus advertising – and specifically for this announcement, the user is responsible Coinhive with the key h7axC8ytzLJhIxxvIHMeC0Iw0SPoDwCK.
- Google representatives admitted that such advertising has been regularly tried on a regular basis by unscrupulous partners, but they trying to actively fight with it, and this harmful advertisement was removed only two hours after the launch.
However, user testimonies indicate that the advertisement was shown at least for a week – according to the same Trend Micro, the code of the miner worked actively from January 18.
The idea to attack YouTube is related to the fact that users spend a lot of time on the site, so in the near future, you can expect this on other services aimed at consuming content.