Hundreds of Drupal sites were infected by Coinhive miner Hackers …

Hundreds of Drupal sites infected with Coinhive miner

Hackers succeeded in infecting hundreds of sites using an outdated version of the Drupal content management system with malware for mining cryptocurrencies Monero.

About the incident reported cybersecurity expert Troy Mursh, according to which the script for browser mining Coinhive was installed on more than 300 sites.

Hundreds of Drupal sites were infected by Coinhive miner Hackers ...

As CoinDesk notes, the problem of hidden mining has become especially acute in the last months. If in the past, attackers preferred ransomware, which they are encrypted data their victims and demanded to transfer on their address specified amount in bitcoins, now sites are becoming more and more infected, which after the attack, they begin to use the computing resources of their visitors’ computers for mining cryptocurrencies.

Mursh believes that hidden mining, despite then, that it is less obvious to attack victims than encrypting files for ransom, “continues to be a problem, especially for site operators.”.

“This is because Coinhive and other similar services are built in JavaScript. Any modern browser or device can launch JavaScript so anyone can mine cryptocurrency, and, to unfortunately, Coinhive has been used over and over again. IN this specific case, users Drupal needed renew in the shortest possible time “, – explained is he.

In number victims attacks entered San Francisco Zoo, National Office by labor relations USA, University of Aleppo, Ringling College pictorial arts and design and the government of the Mexican city of Chihuahua.

Hundreds of Drupal sites were infected by Coinhive miner Hackers ...

However, not everything use Coinhive to carry out criminal plans. For example, UNICEF recently opened “Page of Hope”, visitors of which are invited to mine cryptocurrency in favor of socially vulnerable children.