The US-China Association of Commerce site is running cryptocurrency mining malware

June 7, 2018 Neer Varshney


The crypto-jacking malware epidemic is far from over – and it appears the latest victim of this disturbing trend is the website of the US-China Association of Commerce (USCAC). Security researcher Troy Mursch from Bad Packets Report has found that the USCAC website is infected with a malicious script designed to steal visitors’ computing power to surreptitiously mine cryptocurrency. For the record, the malicious script found on the USCAC is more commonly known as Coinhive. This means that whoever sneaked in the script is currently banking on the popular anonymous cryptocurrency Monero. For safety reasons, we have decided not to…

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