Nearly 400 Drupal sites infected with malware that secretly mines cryptocurrency

May 8, 2018 Neer Varshney


It seems like there’s no stopping the crypto-jacking epidemic, as hackers continue to steal unsuspecting users’ computing power to mine cryptocurrency. Security researcher Troy Mursch from Bad Packets Report has discovered that a number of websites using an outdated version of the Drupal Content Management System are being victimized by hackers for crypto-jacking. While the primary targets of this attack — which hit some 400 sites — are US-based government entities and educational institutes, multiple tech firms’ sites have also been infected with the virus. A list of affected websites compiled by Mursch include those of the US National Labor…

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